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wheel of fortune

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  1. wheel(def 9).
  2. a wheel-like gambling device that is rotated or spun to determine the winner of certain prizes.
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Origin of wheel of fortune

First recorded in 1755–65
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  • His method in such cases was to turn a wheel-of-fortune and obey it.

    Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete

    Charles M. Skinner

  • It was the stentorian voice of the caller of the wheel-of-fortune.

  • Above the portal is a wheel-of-fortune window executed by Briolotus.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy

    William Wiehe Collins

British Dictionary definitions for wheel of fortune

wheel of fortune

  1. (in mythology and literature) a revolving device spun by a deity of fate selecting random changes in the affairs of manOften shortened to: wheel
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