whipping top

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Noun1.whipping top - a top that is spun by whippingwhipping top - a top that is spun by whipping  
spinning top, teetotum, whirligig, top - a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"
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I sell everything from kites and ribbons to cylinders to newspapers and whipping tops for children.
Whipping tops are spun by being lashed with a whip while others are worked by a wind-up handle.