zoetrope(redirected from Zoëtrope)
A mechanical device consisting of a rotating drum ringed with narrow apertures through which an animated image is viewed.
[Greek zōē, life + -tropos, turning; see -tropous.]
(Games, other than specified) a cylinder-shaped toy with a sequence of pictures on its inner surface which, when viewed through the vertical slits spaced regularly around it while the toy is rotated, produce an illusion of animation
[C19: Greek zoe life + trope turn]