Tourbillion meaning

to͝or-bĭl'yən
A skyrocket that has a spiral flight.
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A whirlwind.
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A fireworks device that rises with a spiral motion.
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(archaic) An ornamental firework that turns round in the air so as to form a scroll of fire.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of tourbillion

  • Middle English turbilloun from Old French torbeillon ultimately from Latin turbō from Greek turbē noise, confusion turbid
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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