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"
a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
whirl or spin like a whirligig
- Our feelings of happiness and sorrow are soon lost in the whirligig of time.
- The ancient doctor-patient relationship changes following the whirligig of time and society.
- The kid was happy when he saw the whirligig going round.
Life is a whirligig, and who knows what next?出自： R. Macaulay
The whirligig of reason came to rest at truth.出自： H. Jacobson