Definitions for waltzer

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waltzwɔlts(n.)

  1. a ballroom dance, in moderately fast triple meter, in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. an easy victory or accomplishment.

    Category: Informal

  4. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the waltz.

  5. (v.i.)to dance a waltz.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. to move or progress easily or directly: to waltz through an exam.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. (v.t.)to lead (a partner) in dancing a waltz.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. to move or lead briskly and easily.

    Category: Informal

Origin of waltz:

1775–85; back formation from G Walzer a waltz (taken as walz+ -er1), der. of walzen to roll, dance

waltz′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waltzer(noun)

    a dancer who waltzes

Wiktionary

  1. waltzer(Noun)

    One who dances the waltz.

  2. waltzer(Noun)

    A fairground ride consisting of a number of cars that spin individually while rotating around a central point like a carousel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waltzer(noun)

    a person who waltzes

Freebase

  1. Waltzer

    A waltzer is a fairground ride that consists of a number of cars which are free to spin individually while rotating around a central point like a carousel. The floor of the ride is not flat and the cars rise and fall gently as the ride spins, the offset weight of the riders causing each car to rotate unpredictably. Sometimes an operator will ride the platform and spin the cars by hand providing a more intense ride. Because of the combination of the ride spinning and the spinning cars, large varying g-forces are perceived as the spin of the car lines up with the rotation of the carousel and at other times opposes it. Most amusement parks and carnivals require the rider to be at least 42 inches tall unless accompanied by an adult. Reasons for this include that a small child might otherwise be thrown out onto the waltzer platform, causing serious injury or death, and may not be able to hold on sufficiently tightly to avoid this. The first waltzer, completed in 1933, was built for English showman Charles Thurston.

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