Definition of Catherine wheel

1. Noun. A circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire.

Exact synonyms: Pinwheel
Generic synonyms: Firework, Pyrotechnic



Definition of Catherine wheel

1. Noun. A breaking wheel. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly _ heraldry) The image of a breaking wheel, or wheel with spikes on it. ¹

3. Noun. A firework that rotates when lit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catherine Wheel

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cathelicidins
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cathepsin
cathepsin b
cathepsin d
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catherine wheel (current term)
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Literary usage of Catherine wheel

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"a catherine wheel with a cross calvary projecting from it in chief arg. Augus- (Catherine) WHEEL cant. tinian Nunnery at FJ. ..."

2. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways by William Outram Tristam (1888)
"... the Fly has resumed The catherine wheel, »• • Salisbury. its flight, and while its passengers are busily discussing footpads from a personal experience, ..."

3. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1893)
"a Favourite Sign—The "Three Brushes "—The " catherine wheel "—The " Three Widow» "—The " Old Pick my Toe "- Tokens of Inn-keepers. ..."

4. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"Made to represent brick or stone-work. No. 312. Shield at St. Michael's Church, St. Alban's. No. 313.—Wake Knot. No. 315.—Wyvern. No 314.—catherine wheel. ..."

5. A Supplement to the Two Volumes of the Second Edition of The Essay on the by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"THE catherine wheel, as the inscription of the alehouse ; now represented by the figure of a spiked wheel for the image of that by which St. Catherine ..."

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