- n a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
- n a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
- v whirl or spin like a whirligig
- The film is a nimble, witty whirligig of a caper, and it's no criticism to say Paul Giamatti, playing an insecure loon of a CEO, and Tom Wilkinson, as his devious rival, snatch the .
- The script, by Cheers vets Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, has a whirligig wit, and 11 songs crammed into its 67 minutes: that's more melodic content than in most Broadway musicals.
- In performance, Gilbert has laser-like focus and intensity; Dudamel ("the Dude") is a fiery whirligig.
- Mahmoud Abbas in Xinhua
There will be no serious opportunity for negotiations without the immediate stop of settlements activities; otherwise the entire area will sink into a whirligig that was a result of mistrust between the two sides,said Abbas.
- William Shakespeare in guardian.co.uk
Shakespeare told us that "the whirligig of time brings in his revenges" (Twelfth Night, 1601).