Catherine wheel

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noun Cath·er·ine wheel \ˈka-th(ə-)rin-\

Definition of Catherine wheel

  1. 1 :  a wheel with spikes projecting from the rim

  2. 2 :  pinwheel 1

  3. 3 :  cartwheel 2

Origin and Etymology of catherine wheel

St. Catherine of Alexandria †ab307 Christian martyr


First Known Use: 1584

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