What does the word carousal mean?

Usage examples for carousal

  1. The room was strong with smoke and language and expectoration and goodfellowship, to which the maudlin carousal of the line- up at the bar furnished appropriate accompaniment. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  2. In truth, it was an Homeric carousal. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck