whirligig

Definitions of whirligig
  1. noun
    a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
    synonyms: 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
    dreidel
    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
  2. noun
    a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    synonyms: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout
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    type of:
    ride
    a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
  3. verb
    whirl or spin like a whirligig
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    type of:
    gyrate, reel, spin, spin around, whirl
    revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
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