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Ferris wheel

[ fer-is ]
/ ˈfɛr ɪs /
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noun
an amusement ride consisting of a large upright wheel rotating on a fixed stand and having seats around its rim suspended freely so that they remain right side up as they revolve.
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Origin of Ferris wheel

1890–95; named after G. W. G. Ferris (died 1896), American engineer
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British Dictionary definitions for Ferris wheel

Ferris wheel
/ (ˈfɛrɪs) /

noun
a fairground wheel having seats freely suspended from its rim; the seats remain horizontal throughout its rotation

Word Origin for Ferris wheel

C19: named after G.W.G. Ferris (1859–96), American engineer
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