Ferris wheel

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noun Fer·ris wheel \ˈfer-əs-, ˈfe-rəs-\

Definition of Ferris wheel

  1. :  an amusement device consisting of a large upright power-driven wheel carrying seats that remain horizontal around its rim

Origin and Etymology of ferris wheel

German W. G. Ferris †1896 American engineer


FERRIS WHEEL Defined for English Language Learners

Ferris wheel

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Definition of Ferris wheel for English Language Learners

  • : a very large upright wheel that has seats around its edge where people sit while the wheel turns



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