how to pronounce windmill

wɪndmɪl

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An example use of windmill in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… like the windmill and head spins …”

meanings of windmill

noun:

  1. Any of various large papilionid butterflies of the genus Byasa, the wings of which resemble the vanes of a windmill.
  2. The structure containing such machinery.
  3. The false shower.
  4. A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill.
  5. An imaginary enemy, but presented as real.
  6. A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop.
  7. A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.
  8. A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind.
  9. A breakdancing move in which the dancer rolls his/her torso continuously in a circular path on the floor, across the upper chest, shoulders and back, while twirling the legs in a V shape in the air.

verb:

  1. To rotate with a sweeping motion.
  2. Of a rotating part of a machine, to (become disengaged and) rotate freely.