dream catcher


Definition of dream catcher 

: a circular framed net with a hole in the center that is used by some American Indian peoples to help block bad dreams and catch good ones

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Many of these styles are reflected through Navajo prints, dream catchers, feathers, turquoise, soft leathers, fur, and moccasins. Style Council Kyrstin, Seventeen, "Style Council Kyrstin Talks Trends: Native American Prints," 20 May 2011 At the market, every second shop brimmed with dream catchers, voodoo dolls, candles, animal skulls, and Santa Muerte statues. National Geographic, "Inside the Black Market Hummingbird Love Charm Trade," 18 Apr. 2018 This company has also been coming up with new designs with dream catchers and eagle feathers. Tom Withers, chicagotribune.com, "Chief Wahoo removal by Indians not enough for logo foes," 6 Apr. 2018 The funky, bohemian burg where beachgoers can skateboard, shop for dream catchers or balance their chakras is now the stomping grounds of tech giants like Google. Emily Alpert Reyes, latimes.com, "For Venice property owners, the bills have arrived — but promised services have not," 4 Feb. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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