A girl playing with a pinwheel also called a Catherine wheel.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a small wheel with variously colored vanes of paper, etc., pinned to a stick so as to revolve in the wind
- a fireworks device that revolves and throws off colored lights when set off
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- A toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic pinned to a stick so that they revolve when blown on.
- A firework that forms a rotating wheel of colored flames. Also called catherine wheel.
- A wheel with a circle of pins at right angles to its face, used as a tripping device.