from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cylinder containing or inscribed with prayers or litanies that is revolved on its axis in devotions, especially by Tibetan Buddhists.

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  • noun a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet


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