carousel

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A carousel

Etymology[edit]

From French carrousel, from Italian carosello, probably from carro, from Latin carrus.

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Noun[edit]

carousel (plural carousels)

  1. a merry-go-round
    • 1951, J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 25:
      That's one nice thing about carrousels [sic], they always play the same song.
  2. a continuously revolving device for item delivery
    A baggage carousel at an airport.
    After collecting his suitcase at the baggage carousel, he left the airport.
  3. the rotating glass plate in a microwave oven
  4. (Internet, graphical user interface) A visual component that displays a series of images one at a time.

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