Meaning of CAROUSEL in English


/kar'euh sel", kar"euh sel'/ , n.

1. merry-go-round (def. 1).

2. a continuously revolving belt, track or other device on which items are placed for later retrieval: a baggage carousel at an airport.

[ 1640-50; carosello kind of ball game carusello game played with clay balls, clay ball, lit., little head, equiv. to carus ( o ) shorn head (perh. based on the Gk s. kors- shave) + -ello dim. suffix ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .