Definition of Big Ben
1 : a large bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London
2 : the tower that houses Big Ben; also : the clock in the tower
Origin of big ben
Sir Benjamin Hall †1867 English Chief Commissioner of Works
First Known Use: 1859
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