Definition of big wheel
- The wheel formation is the basis of most rides, and the Big Wheel itself is not a new machine.
- —Ian Starsmore
- They ate toffee apples and sweet popcorn, shot at targets, tossed rings and rode on the big wheel.
- —Paulo Lins
He's a big wheel in local politics.
brags that her son is a big wheel on Wall Street
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big, big boy, big cheese, big gun, big leaguer, big shot, big-timer, bigfoot, biggie, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kingfish, kingpin, nabob, nibs, wheel;
: a powerful or important person
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