kar·​ru·​sel | \ ˌkarəˈsel\
plural -s

Definition of karrusel

: a revolving escapement that is designed to reduce position errors in a watch and is mounted in a carriage similar to that of a tourbillion but differs from it in slower speed of rotation and in having the fourth wheel contained inside the carriage

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History and Etymology for karrusel

probably alteration of carrousel

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