Definition of windmill

Definition of windmill
  1. windmill Noun A machine which translates linear motion of wind to rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails.
  2. windmill Noun The structure containing such machinery.
  3. windmill Noun A child's toy consisting of vanes mounted on a stick that rotate when blown by a person or by the wind.
  4. windmill Noun A dunk where the dunker swings his arm in a circular motion before throwing the ball through the hoop.
  5. windmill Noun A guitar move where the strumming hand mimics a turning windmill.
  6. windmill Noun The false shower.
  7. windmill Verb To rotate (itself) with a sweeping motion.
  8. windmill Verb Of a rotating part of a machine, to (become disengaged and) rotate freely.
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