pinwheel


1pin·wheel

noun \-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl\

: 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

Full Definition of PINWHEEL

1
:  a fireworks device in the form of a revolving wheel of colored fire
2
:  a toy consisting of lightweight vanes that revolve at the end of a stick
3
:  something (as a galaxy) shaped like a pinwheel

First Known Use of PINWHEEL

1869

2pinwheel

verb

Definition of PINWHEEL

intransitive verb
:  to move like a pinwheel

Examples of PINWHEEL

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

First Known Use of PINWHEEL

circa 1934

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