Catharine wheel
Catharine wheel \Cath"a*rine wheel`\ See {catherine wheel}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Catharine wheel — Catherine wheel Cath er*ine wheel [So called from St. Catherine of Alexandria, who is represented with a wheel, in allusion to her martyrdom.] 1. (Geoth.Arth.) Same as {Rose window} and {Wheel window}. Called also {Catherine wheel window}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catharine wheel — variant of catherine wheel * * * /kath rin, euhr in/. See Catherine wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • catharine wheel — /kath rin, euhr in/. See Catherine wheel. * * * …   Universalium

  • CATHARINE, ST., OF ALEXANDRIA —    a virgin who, in 307, suffered martyrdom after torture on the wheel, which has since borne her name; is represented in art as in a vision presented to Christ by His Mother as her sole husband, who gives her a ring. Festival, Nov. 25 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • St Catharine's College, Cambridge — Cambridge College Infobox name = St Catharine’s College infobox colour = #660033 text colour = link colour = #FF99CC colours = full name = latin name = Collegium sive aula D. Catharinæ in Universitate Cantabrigiensi latin motto = english motto =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cath|e|rine wheel — «KATH uhr ihn, KATH rihn», 1. a) a wheel with spikes projecting from its rim. b) Heraldry. the figure of such a wheel. 2. a firework which revolves like a wheel while burning; pinwheel: »[She] arrived at dinner fizzing like a Catherine wheel (New …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catherine wheel — Cath er*ine wheel [So called from St. Catherine of Alexandria, who is represented with a wheel, in allusion to her martyrdom.] 1. (Geoth.Arth.) Same as {Rose window} and {Wheel window}. Called also {Catherine wheel window}. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catherine-wheel window — Catherine wheel Cath er*ine wheel [So called from St. Catherine of Alexandria, who is represented with a wheel, in allusion to her martyrdom.] 1. (Geoth.Arth.) Same as {Rose window} and {Wheel window}. Called also {Catherine wheel window}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catherine wheel (firework) — The Catherine wheel (also Catharine wheel, pinwheel) is a type of firework consisting of a powder filled spiral tube, or an angled rocket mounted with a pin through its centre. When ignited, it rotates quickly, producing a display of sparks and… …   Wikipedia

  • Catherine wheel — 1. a firework that revolves on a pin, making a wheel of fire or sparks; pinwheel. 2. See wheel window. Also, catharine wheel. [1175 1225; ME; named after St. CATHERINE of Alexandria, from wheel used to torture her] * * * …   Universalium

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