prayer wheel


Definition of prayer wheel 

: a cylinder of wood or metal that revolves on an axis and contains written prayers and that is used in praying by Tibetan Buddhists

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of prayer wheel

: a round container that is filled with prayers written on paper and that turns on a tall pole

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