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pinwheel

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noun pin·wheel \-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl\

Simple Definition of pinwheel

  • : a toy that has a set of thin blades that are arranged like a fan on the end of a stick and that spin like a wheel when air is blown on them

  • : a type of firework that spins like a wheel

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pinwheel

  1. 1 :  a fireworks device in the form of a revolving wheel of colored fire

  2. 2 :  a toy consisting of lightweight vanes that revolve at the end of a stick

  3. 3 :  something (as a galaxy) shaped like a pinwheel


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pinwheel

verb pin·wheel

Definition of pinwheel

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move like a pinwheel



Examples of pinwheel in a sentence

  1. <the kayaker had got sucked into the whirlpool, and his kayak was pinwheeling helplessly>



Circa 1934

First Known Use of pinwheel

circa 1934


PINWHEEL Defined for Kids

pinwheel

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noun pin·wheel \ˈpin-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl\

Definition of pinwheel for Students

  1. :  a toy with fanlike blades at the end of a stick that spin in the wind




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