Ferris wheel

Fer·​ris wheel | \ ˈfer-əs-, ˈfe-rəs-\

Definition of Ferris wheel

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

First Known Use of Ferris wheel

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ferris wheel

German W. G. Ferris †1896 American engineer

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English Language Learners Definition of Ferris wheel

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

Ferris wheel

Fer·​ris wheel | \ ˈfer-əs- \

Kids Definition of Ferris wheel

: an amusement park ride consisting of a large vertical wheel that is moved by a motor and has seats around its rim

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