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carousel

1. a circular magazine in which slides for a projector are held: it moves round as each slide is shown
2. History a tournament in which horsemen took part in races and various manoeuvres in formation

Carousel

 

(1) A special machine designed to give circular rides at amusement parks and fairs. The carousel is an apparatus that turns about a fixed axis and has wooden seats in the form of figures (horses, elephants, or boats). The gay, colorful carousels are decorated with glass beads, spangles, and multicolored lamps. Carousels have been known in Russia since the early 18th century.

(2) An equestrian competition that replaced the medievaltournaments of knights. It was fashionable in 17th-century Italyand France. Carousels were held in Russia in the 18th century.The display was usually accompanied by allegorical dances andscenic representations based on mythological and historical sub-jects. The riders sometimes wore costumes.

carousel

[‚kar·ə′sel]
(mechanical engineering)
A rotating transport system that transfers and presents workpieces for loading and unloading by a robot or other machine.
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