A clutch fitted in the rear hub of a cycle, which engages the rear sprocket with the rear wheel when the pedals are rotated forwards, but permits the rear wheel to run on free from the rear sprocket when the pedals are stopped or rotated backwards. Freewheelcycles are usually fitted with hub brakes or rim brakes, operated by back pedaling.
- A power-transmission device that allows the drive shaft of a motor vehicle to continue turning when its speed is greater than that of the engine shaft.
- A clutch in the rear-wheel hub of a bicycle that permits the wheel to turn without pedal action, as in coasting.
- To continue turning or spinning after disengagement from the drive mechanism.
- To live or move freely and sometimes aimlessly or irresponsibly.
- To operate independently or free of restraints.