Definition of carousel in English:


Line breaks: ca¦rou|sel
Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈsɛl


  • 1chiefly North American A merry-go-round at a fair.
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    • You've got elephants, giraffes, carousels and merry go-rounds.
    • Swing boats, carousels, inflatable sumo wrestlers and rodeo-style bucking broncos are among a host of rides booked.
    • Children will be able to enjoy a bouncy castle and a carousel.
  • 2A conveyor system at an airport from which arriving passengers collect their luggage: they were waiting for their luggage to appear on the carousel at Heathrow airport
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    • ‘It's the same technology you see used in luggage carousels at airports,’ says Healy.
    • One of her bags did not arrive on the luggage carousel.
    • On closer inspection it seemed more like luggage abandoned on an airport carousel by someone too embarrassed to collect it.
  • 3 historical A tournament in which groups of knights took part in demonstrations of equestrian skills.


mid 17th century: from French carrousel, from Italian carosello.

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