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English definition of “catherine wheel”

catherine wheel

noun [C]     /ˈkæθ.rɪnˌwiːl/ /-ər.ɪn-/ US  /ˈkeθ.ɚ.ɪn-/
a round firework that is fixed to a stick and that spins aroundFireworks
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