spinning top

Definitions of spinning top
  1. noun
    a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
    synonyms: teetotum, top, whirligig
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    humming top
    a top that makes a humming noise as it spins
    peg top
    a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
    whip top, whipping top
    a top that is spun by whipping
    a four-sided top used in a game traditionally played during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah
    type of:
    plaything, toy
    an artifact designed to be played with
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