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Noun: pinwheel  'pin,weel
  1. Perennial subshrub of Tenerife having leaves in rosettes resembling pinwheels
    - Aeonium haworthii
     
  2. 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'"
     
  3. [N. Amer] A toy consisting of vanes of coloured paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
    - pinwheel wind collector [N. Amer], windmill [Brit]
     
  4. A circular firework that spins round and round emitting coloured fire
    - catherine wheel

Derived forms: pinwheels

Type of: firework, plaything, pyrotechnic, subshrub, suffrutex, toy, wheel

Part of: Aeonium, genus Aeonium

Encyclopedia: Pinwheel