HyperDic: whirligig

English > 3 senses of the word whirligig:
NOUNartifactwhirligig, top, teetotum, spinning topa conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
artifactwhirligig, carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabouta large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
VERBmotionwhirligigwhirl or spin like a whirligig
English > whirligig: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin.
Synonymstop, teetotum, spinning top
Narrowerhumming topA top that makes a humming noise as it spins
peg topA pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
whipping top, whip topA top that is spun by whipping
Broaderplaything, toyAn artifact designed to be played with
Spanishpeonza, pirinola, top, trompo
Catalanbaldufa, burot
Verbswhirligigwhirl or spin like a whirligig
English > whirligig: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement.
Synonymscarousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout
BroaderrideA mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
Spanishcaballitos, calesita, carrusel, tiovivo
Catalancarrusel, carrussel, cavallets
English > whirligig: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningwhirl or spin like a whirligig.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderspin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyraterevolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
Spanishrevolotear
Nounswhirligiga conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin

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