pinwheels

present tense third-person singular of pinwheel
as in rotates
to move in circles around an axis or center the kayaker had got sucked into the whirlpool, and his kayak was pinwheeling helplessly

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“Pinwheels.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pinwheels. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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