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 for carousel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Merry-go-round \Mer"ry-go`-round"\, n.
     Any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a
     group of seats in the shape of hobbyhorses or other fanciful
     animals, arranged in a circle on a platform that is rotated
     by a mechanical drive, often to the accompaniment of music;
     the seats often move up and down in synchrony with the
     rotation; -- called also carousel. It is employed primarily
     for the amusement of children, and is typically found at an
     amusement park.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  carousel \carousel\ (k[a^]r`[-o]*s[e^]l"), n.
     1. a continuous belt oriented horizontally or
        near-horizontally around a central structure, driven in a
        circular motion by some mechanism, which carries luggage
        delivered from the luggage hold of an airplane to air
        travelers; -- used at airports.
     Syn: luggage carousel.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. same as merry-go-round.
     Syn: merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air
           travelers [syn: carousel, carrousel, luggage
           carousel, luggage carrousel]
      2: a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or
         amusement [syn: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round,
         roundabout, whirligig]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "carousel":
     Ferris wheel, Highland games, Olympiad, Olympic games,
     chute-the-chutes, chutes, disk, field day, flying horses, games,
     gymkhana, meet, merry-go-round, rally, regatta, roller,
     roller coaster, rolling stone, rotator, rotor, roundabout, rundle,
     seesaw, swing, teeter-totter, the Olympics, top, tournament,
     tourney, track meet, wheel, whip, whirlabout, whirler, whirligig

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