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cath·er·ine wheel(kăth′ər-ĭn, kăth′rĭn)
[After Saint Catherine of Alexandria (died ad 307), who was condemned to be tortured on a wheel.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. Also called: pinwheel a type of firework consisting of a powder-filled spiral tube, mounted with a pin through its centre. When lit it rotates quickly, producing a display of sparks and coloured flame
2. (Architecture) a circular window having ribs radiating from the centre
[C16: named after St Catherine of Alexandria]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a toy consisting of a small wheel with paper or plastic vanes attached by a pin to a stick, designed to revolve when blown.
2. a firework that revolves rapidly on a pin when ignited, making a wheel of fire or sparks; Catherine wheel.v.i.
3. to revolve rapidly like a pinwheel.
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|Noun||1.||catherine wheel - a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire|
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n → Feuerrad nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
catherine wheel[ˈkæθ/ərɪnˌwiːl] n → girandola
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