Definition of Whirligig

1. Noun. A conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin. "He got a bright red top and string for his birthday"

Exact synonyms: Spinning Top, Teetotum, Top
Specialized synonyms: Humming Top, Peg Top, Whip Top, Whipping Top
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy



2. Verb. Whirl or spin like a whirligig.
Generic synonyms: Gyrate, Reel, Spin, Spin Around, Whirl

3. Noun. A large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement.
Exact synonyms: Carousel, Carrousel, Merry-go-round, Roundabout
Generic synonyms: Ride

Definition of Whirligig

1. n. A child's toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top.

2. n. A child's toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top.

Definition of Whirligig

1. Noun. Anything that whirls or spins around, such as a toy top. ¹

2. Noun. A whirligig beetle. ¹

3. Noun. A device for punishing prisoners comprising a wooden cage that rapidly spins around. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whirligig

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Whirligig

1. 1. A child's toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top. 2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about, as a frame with seats or wooden horses. "With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning about each head." (G. W. Cable) 3. A mediaeval instrument for punishing petty offenders, being a kind of wooden cage turning on a pivot, in which the offender was whirled round with great velocity. 4. Any one of numerous species of beetles belonging to Gyrinus and allied genera. The body is firm, oval or boatlike in form, and usually dark coloured with a bronzelike luster. These beetles live mostly on the surface of water, and move about with great celerity in a gyrating, or circular, manner, but they are also able to dive and swim rapidly. The larva is aquatic. Synonym: weaver, whirlwig, and whirlwig beetle. Origin: Whirl + gig. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Whirligig

whirlabout
whirlabouts
whirlbat
whirlbats
whirlblast
whirlblasts
whirlbone
whirled
whirler
whirlers
whirlicote
whirlicotes
whirlier
whirlies
whirliest
whirligig (current term)
whirligig beetle
whirligig beetles
whirligigs
whirlin
whirling
whirling dervish
whirlingly
whirlings
whirlpit
whirlpits
whirlpool
whirlpooling
whirlpools
whirls

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