prayer wheel definition by Webster's New World
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a revolving cylinder containing written sacred texts, used by Tibetan Buddhists in praying
prayer wheel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A cylinder containing or inscribed with prayers or litanies that is revolved on its axis in devotions, especially by Tibetan Buddhists.
prayer wheel - Cultural Definition
In Buddhism, a cylinder with prayers written on it. The prayer wheel is turned by some worshipers during prayer, or the turning may be used as a substitute for spoken prayers.