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fifth wheel

Anything superfluous or unnecessary.
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I felt like a fifth wheel when they started giggling and making out during dinner.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'fifth wheel':

fifth wheelA type of trailer hitch, which consists of a horseshoe-shaped plate on a multi-directional pivot, with a locking pin to couple with the kingpin of a truck trailer.
fifth wheelA very large trailer that is towed with a pickup truck.
fifth wheelA very large truck trailer; an 18-wheeler.
fifth wheelWhen there are two couples and a fifth person who is not in a couple, the extra person is known as a fifth wheel - a situation in which may feel uncomfortable to some people
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