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

First Known Use of prayer wheel

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Prayer wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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