from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A top, usually having four lettered sides, that is used to play various games of chance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A toy (top) similar to a dreidel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child's toy, somewhat resembling a top, and twirled by the fingers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
From earlier T totum (from the letter tee that appeared on one side of the toy), from totum, teetotum, from Latin tōtum, neuter sing. of tōtus, all.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)