Definitions of whirligig

n a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin

spinning top, teetotum, top
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humming top
a top that makes a humming noise as it spins
peg top
a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
whip top, whipping top
a top that is spun by whipping
a four-sided top used in a game traditionally played during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah
Type of:
plaything, toy
an artifact designed to be played with

n a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout
Type of:
a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

v whirl or spin like a whirligig

Type of:
gyrate, reel, spin, spin around, whirl
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

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