Whirling table
Whirling Whirl"ing, a. & n. from {Whirl}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

{Whirling table}. (a) (Physics) An apparatus provided with one or more revolving disks, with weights, pulleys, and other attachments, for illustrating the phenomena and laws of centrifugal force, and the like. (b) A potter's wheel. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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