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.
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2. (Pyrotechny) A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name.

[Written also Catharine wheel.]

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