Definitions for "Thaumatrope"
Keywords:  twirled, persistence, taut, toy, string
An optical instrument or toy for showing the persistence of an impression upon the eyes after the luminous object is withdrawn.
The simplest animation device. It consists of a disc that has two parts of one image on them. The first attempt was of a bird on one side, and a cage on the other. When the device is spun between two hands by the string and then pulled taut the images blur together making one image, a bird in a cage.
a card or disc with two different figures drawn one each side
a device made of two pictures, such as a basketball and a hoop, which are pasted back-to-back
Keywords:  card, side, different, designs
a card with different designs on each side which,