merry-go-round definition

  • noun:
    • A revolving circular platform fitted with seats, frequently in the shape of creatures, ridden for entertainment.
    • an item of playground gear consisting of a tiny circular platform that revolves when pressed or pedaled.
    • A busy round; a-whirl: a merry-go-round of parties.
    • carousel; a pleasure trip composed of a slowly revolving circular platform affixed with various kinds of seats, usually horses or other creatures, typically available at fairs and carnivals
    • an item of play ground gear inside type of a merry-go-round
    • A dead-end search; a bustle of activity that gets no place
    • Any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., several seating in the shape of hobbyhorses or other fanciful pets, organized in a circle on a platform which rotated by a mechanical drive, usually towards accompaniment of songs; the seats usually move up and down in synchrony aided by the rotation; -- labeled as also carousel. It's utilized primarily the entertainment of kids, and is typically bought at an amusement park.
    • A revolving machine, comprising a number of wooden horses or carriage-seats, installed on a circular platform, on or perhaps in which kids and often cultivated persons drive for enjoyment. In the us also called a carrousel.
    • a never-ending pattern of tasks and occasions (especially when they seem to have little function)
    • a large, rotating device with chairs for the kids to drive or amusement

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