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pin·wheel

 (pĭn′wēl′, -hwēl′)
n.
1. A toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic pinned to a stick so that they revolve when blown on.
2. A firework that forms a rotating wheel of colored flames. Also called catherine wheel.
3. A wheel with a circle of pins at right angles to its face, used as a tripping device.

pinwheel

(ˈpɪnˌwiːl)
n
1. another name for Catherine wheel1
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a cogwheel whose teeth are formed by small pins projecting either axially or radially from the rim of the wheel
3. US and Canadian a toy consisting of plastic or paper vanes attached to a stick in such a manner that they revolve like the sails of a windmill. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): windmill or whirligig

pin•wheel

(ˈpɪnˌʰwil, -ˌwil)

n.
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.
[1695–1705]

pinwheel

- Originally a mechanism in a clock.
See also related terms for mechanism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinwheel - perennial subshrub of Tenerife having leaves in rosettes resembling pinwheels
Aeonium, genus Aeonium - a genus of plants of the family Crassulaceae
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
2.pinwheel - a wheel that has numerous pins that are set at right angles to its rim; "he spun the pinwheel and it stopped with the pointer on `Go'"
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
3.pinwheel - a toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
4.pinwheel - a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored firepinwheel - a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
Translations

pinwheel

[ˈpɪnˌwiːl] N (esp US) → rueda f catalina
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