carousel

noun
car·​ou·​sel | \ ˌker-ə-ˈsel How to pronounce carousel (audio) , ˌka-rə- also -ˈzel How to pronounce carousel (audio) , ˈker-ə-ˌsel How to pronounce carousel (audio) , ˈka-rə- How to pronounce carousel (audio) \
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Definition of carousel

1 : a tournament or exhibition in which horsemen execute evolutions
b : a circular conveyor the luggage carousel at the airport
c : a revolving case or tray used for storage or display

Examples of carousel in a Sentence

He loves to ride on the carousel at the park. the luggage carousel at the airport a CD player with a six-disk carousel
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The new video shows employees punching adult cows, striking them with metal poles and apparently breaking the tails of some uncooperative cows the workers are trying to load into the carousel. Washington Post, "New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm," 12 June 2019 In one scene, Kylie and Khloé take a picture with their babies (the image would eventually make its way into an Instagram carousel). Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Jordyn Woods Went To This Major Kardashian Event & KUWTK Couldn’t Handle It," 10 June 2019 Even with Hakstol – who reached the playoffs just a season before despite being saddled with the goalie carousel that marked his tenure here – as their coach. Sam Donnellon, https://www.inquirer.com, "Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher heads into NHL draft and free agency with something to prove | Sam Donnellon," 6 June 2019 Plans are underway — and money is being raised — to expand the PlayGarden and move the long-dormant carousel at Arena Green next to it. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "New leadership may spur more growth for Guadalupe River Park," 4 June 2019 All on its own, the drone could run missions to deliver supplies to multiple fire crews at four different locations using its four-hook carousel. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "A military helicopter drone that can fight wildfires," 9 Aug. 2018 The Boeing deal is the latest in Aerion’s changing carousel of big aerospace partnerships. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing invests in advanced supersonic business jet," 5 Feb. 2019 In an Instagram carousel of 3 moody, black-and-white images, Selena is seen peeking over her shoulder in white top, looking through a magnifying glass, and lying on a bed half covered in shadow. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Breaks Her Silence To Thank Fans on Instagram After Year Of "Challenges"," 14 Jan. 2019 There is a shout-out to Ariana Grande, a birthday tribute to Maya Angelou, and a carousel of magazine covers graced by her Ocean’s 8 co-stars. Elizabeth Holmes, Town & Country, "Anne Hathaway Is Nobody's Punching Bag," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of carousel

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carousel

French carrousel, from Italian carosello

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carousel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carousel

: a machine or device with a moving belt or part that carries things around in a circle

carousel

noun
car·​ou·​sel | \ ˌker-ə-ˈsel\

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