Meaning of “catherine wheel” in the English Dictionary


"catherine wheel" in English

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catherine wheelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæθ.rɪn ˌwiːl/ us /ˈkæθ.rɪn ˌwiːl/

Examples from literature

  • He touched off in quick succession a set of fierce rockets, angry catherine wheels, loudly exploding squibs—and the matter might have turned out very serious. 

(Definition of “catherine wheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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