UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɪnˌwiːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɪnˌhwil, -ˌwil/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pinhwēl′, -wēl′)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pin•wheel /ˈpɪnˌhwil, -ˌwil/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Gamesa toy consisting of a small wheel with paper or plastic vanes attached by a pin to a stick, designed to spin when blown.

v. [no object]
  1. to revolve rapidly like a pinwheel.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pin•wheel  (pinhwēl′, -wēl′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a child's toy consisting of a wheel or leaflike curls of paper or plastic loosely attached by a pin to a stick, designed to revolve when blown by or as by the wind.
  2. Also called  catherine wheel. a kind of firework supported on a pin which, when ignited, revolves rapidly and gives a dazzling display of light.
  3. Mechanical Engineeringa wheel having pins at right angles to its rim for engaging the teeth of a gear.

  1. to revolve rapidly like a pinwheel:Images of the past pinwheeled through his mind.
Also,  pin wheel′. 
  • pin + wheel 1695–1705

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pinwheel /ˈpɪnˌwiːl/ n
  1. another name for Catherine wheel
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