- merry-go-round(def 1).
- a continuously revolving belt, track or other device on which items are placed for later retrieval: a baggage carousel at an airport.
Origin of carousel
- a circular tray in which photographic transparencies are held on a projector and from which they are lowered through slots for projection as the tray is rotated.
Examples from the Web for carousel
In the film, his pals fondly recall the critic bringing through a carousel of unattractive women.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert
July 2, 2014
Today it just has a carousel and some pavillions, while offering tons of activities and classes for the kiddies.Conservatives and the March
August 23, 2013
Think of that carousel in the river, or the bar that washed up, intact, a few miles from where it once served customers.In Sandy’s Aftermath, Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo Make Unlikely Team
November 30, 2012
Walentas sought out and obtained an original Gebrueder Bruder carousel organ.
Waves crashed against the $9 million, 26-foot-high acrylic pavilion that encases the 90-year-old carousel.
Under the sunshade it was infuriatingly like a horse on a carousel.Sand Doom
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The four carousel's sprang to their feet when the first strain reached their ears.A Victorious Union
Forbes and Persis sent back mocking smiles as they side-stepped into the carousel.What Will People Say?
As a scene viewed from a carousel, the field of ice swept around me in our dizzy, twisting progress.My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook
For example, here was toll calls, telephone long-distance calls placed from the telephone at the Carousel at 1312 Commerce.Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a circular magazine in which slides for a projector are held: it moves round as each slide is shown
- a rotating conveyor belt for luggage, as at an airport
- US and Canadian a revolving circular platform provided with wooden animals, seats, etc, on which people ride for amusementAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): merry-go-round, roundabout
- history a tournament in which horsemen took part in races and various manoeuvres in formation
Word Origin and History for carousel
"merry-go-round," 1670s, earlier "playful tournament of knights in chariots or on horseback" (1640s), from French carrousel "a tilting match," from Italian carusiello, possibly from carro "chariot," from Latin carrus (see car).
A new and rare invencon knowne by the name of the royalle carousell or tournament being framed and contrived with such engines as will not only afford great pleasure to us and our nobility in the sight thereof, but sufficient instruction to all such ingenious young gentlemen as desire to learne the art of perfect horsemanshipp. [letter of 1673]