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


First Known Use: 1892


FERRIS WHEEL Defined for English Language Learners

Ferris wheel

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

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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