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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mer·ry-go-round /ˈmɛrigoˌraʊnd, gə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially
           when they seem to have little purpose); "if we lose the
           election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have
           to start over"
      2: large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride
         on [syn: carousel, carrousel, roundabout, whirligig]