Big Ben

noun \-ˈben\

Definition of Big Ben

  1. 1 :  a large bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London

  2. 2 :  the tower that houses Big Ben; also :  the clock in the tower

Origin and Etymology of big ben

Sir Benjamin Hall †1867 English Chief Commissioner of Works

First Known Use: 1859

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