Definitions

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

  • noun A merry-go-round, as one at an amusement park.
  • noun A circular conveyor on which objects are displayed or rotated.
  • noun A tournament in which knights or horsemen engaged in various exercises and races.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See carousal and carrousel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a continuous belt oriented horizontally or near-horizontally around a central structure, driven in a circular motion by some mechanism, which carries luggage delivered from the luggage hold of an airplane to air travelers; -- used at airports.
  • noun same as merry-go-round.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a merry-go-round
  • noun a continuously revolving device for item delivery A baggage carousel at an airport.
  • noun the rotating glass plate in a microwave oven

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
  • noun a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French carrousel, tilting match, carousel, from Italian carosello, tilting match.]

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