Roget category 3122. Words relating to space
› 2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction
[Motion in a continued circle.]
turning about an axis,
turning aound an axis,
verticity†, whir, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, gurge† — countercurrent — Maelstrom, Charybdis — Ixion.
[rotating air] cyclone — tornado, whirlwind — dust devil.
[rotation of an automobile] spin-out.
axis, axis of rotation, swivel, pivot, pivot point — axle, spindle, pin, hinge, pole, arbor, bobbin, mandrel — axle shaft — gymbal — hub, hub of rotation.
[rotation and translation together] helix, helical motion.
[measure of rotation] angular momentum, angular velocity — revolutions per minute, RPM.
[result of rotation] centrifugal force — surge — vertigo, dizzy round — coriolus force.
[things that go around] carousel, merry-go-round — Ferris wheel — top, dreidel†, teetotum — gyroscope — turntable, lazy suzan — screw, whirligig, rollingstone†, water wheel, windmill — wheel, pulley wheel, roulette wheel, potter's wheel, pinwheel, gear — roller — flywheel — jack — caster — centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, bench centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, gas centrifuge, microfuge — drill, augur, oil rig — wagon wheel, wheel, tire, tyre [Brit.].
[Science of rotary motion] trochilics†.
[person who rotates] whirling dervish.
roll along —
turn round —
roll up, furl — wallow, welter — box the compass — spin like a top, spin like a teetotum†.
[of an automobile] spin out.
head over heels,
round and round,
like a horse in a mill.
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