Squirrel-cage



noun
1.
a cage containing a cylindrical framework that is rotated by a squirrel or other small animal running inside of it.
2.
any situation that seems to be endlessly without goal or achievement.
squirrel cage
noun
1.
a cage consisting of a cylindrical framework that is made to rotate by a small animal running inside the framework
2.
a repetitive purposeless task, way of life, etc
3.
(electrical engineering) Also called squirrel-cage motor. the rotor of an induction motor with a cylindrical winding having copper bars around the periphery parallel to the axis
4.
an electric fan with many long narrow blades arranged in parallel so as to form a cylinder about an axis around which they spin
noun

See hamster wheel

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