Definition of Ferris wheel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Ferris wheel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈferɪs wiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferɪs wiːl//
 
(especially North American English)(British English also big wheel)
 
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a large wheel which stands in a vertical position at an amusement park, with seats hanging at its edge for people to ride in Word Origin late 19th cent.: named after George Ferris (1859–96), the American engineer who invented it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Ferris wheel

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