The definition of a carousel is a device that rotates and carries objects in a circle.(noun)
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Origin: Fr carrousel < It dial. (Naples) carusiello, tournament in which players threw reed lances or balls of chalk at opponents, orig. lit., chalk ball < caruso, shaved head; form infl. by It carrozza, stately carriage, prob. < carro < L carrum: see car
See carousel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French carrousel, tilting match, carousel
Origin: , from Italian carosello, tilting match.
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