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

Examples of prayer wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole thing, save for the chimney and one piece of art, a prayer wheel, had been reduced to ash. Gideon Mendel, Environment, 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of prayer wheel

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prayer wheel was in 1788

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“Prayer wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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