or pin wheel
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for pinwheel
When I told Kink he sputtered like a pinwheel, and every evening thereafter we two went up to her house and sat with her.
Simeon spun around, as he said afterwards, "like a young one's pinwheel."The Depot Master|Joseph C. Lincoln
One side of the street followed along at his elbow—a slant of pinwheel lights.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
Persis went through the air like a pinwheel, and those who witnessed the affair gave up her and the horse for dead.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Little by little the movement became faster and faster until they were spinning around like a pinwheel in a brisk breeze.The Magic Speech Flower|Melvin Hix