carousel
also carrousel noun Etymology: French carrousel, from Italian carosello Date: 1650 1. a tournament or exhibition in which horsemen execute evolutions 2. a. merry-go-round b. a circular conveyor <
the luggage carousel at the airport
>
c. a revolving case or tray used for storage or display

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carousel — [kar′ə sel΄, kar΄ə sel′] n. [Fr carrousel < It dial. (Naples) carusiello, tournament in which players threw reed lances or balls of chalk at opponents, orig. lit., chalk ball < caruso, shaved head; form infl. by It carrozza, stately… …   English World dictionary

  • Carousel — This article is about the amusement ride. For other uses, see Carousel (disambiguation). Merry go round redirects here. For other uses, see Merry go round (disambiguation). Carousel in Paris, France A carousel (from French carrousel, from Italian …   Wikipedia

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  • carousel — [[t]kæ̱rəse̱l[/t]] carousels 1) N COUNT A carousel is a large circular machine with seats, often in the shape of animals or cars. People can sit on it and go round and round for fun. Syn: merry go round, roundabout 2) N COUNT At an airport, a… …   English dictionary

  • carousel — UK [ˌkærəˈsel] / US [ˌkerəˈsel] noun [countable] Word forms carousel : singular carousel plural carousels 1) a moving surface in an airport from which you collect your bags 2) mainly American a roundabout I, 2) …   English dictionary

  • carousel — carousal, carousel 1. Carousal is pronounced kǝ rou zǝl and means a good time with drinking. 2. Carousel is pronounced ka rǝ sel, and means (1) a tournament, (2) a merry go round, and (3) a moving (and usually circular) conveyor belt system for… …   Modern English usage

  • carousel — Merry go round Mer ry go round , n. Any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a group of seats in the shape of hobbyhorses or other fanciful animals, arranged in a circle on a platform that is rotated by a mechanical drive, often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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