• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pin-wheel a contrate wheel in which the cogs are pins set into the disc: a form of firework constructed to revolve rapidly while burning
    • Pin-wheel . See Pin.
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In literature:

He left the engine by the doorstep, pinning a note to the steering-wheel.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
Pin-wheels and rockets were contributed by Mr. Peterkin for the evening.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P. Hale
Cyclopean pin wheels they turned; again as one they ceased.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
One was in the centre, while about it circled the other six, like some immense pin-wheel.
"Five Thousand Miles Underground" by Roy Rockwood
The wheel base to the center of the bogie pin is 18 ft. 6 in.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
The wheels were retained in place by a big lynch-pin.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
The toy pin wheel is a windmill in miniature.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
This mode of working wheels will be found very superior to the old one of pinning down the circle of thread.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
Got to have a new pin for this off wheel before she goes much farther.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Tent-pins should be made of sound hard wood; old wheel-spokes are excellent.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould

In poetry:

Worse iron is waiting. Power-lift kneels
Levers awake imprisoned deadweight,
Shackle-pins bedded in cast-iron cow-shit.
The blind and vibrating condemned obedience
Of iron to the cruelty of iron,
Wheels screeched out of their night-locks -
"Tractor" by Ted Hughes

In news:

Hot air balloon s Purple People Eater, Goin Batty II and Pin Wheel (left to right)stand up at Turf Valley.
I tow a fifth-wheel with a hitch-pin weight of 2,160 pounds.