mag wheel

mag wheel
a wheel containing magnesium or aluminum generally alloyed with steel, which makes it lighter in weight and shinier than an ordinary steel wheel: used esp. on racing cars and sports cars.
[1965-70; mag, by shortening of MAGNESIUM]

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