Definition of Ferris wheel in English:

Ferris wheel

Line breaks: Fer¦ris wheel
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛrɪs
 
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noun

  • A fairground ride consisting of a giant vertical revolving wheel with passenger cars suspended on its outer edge.
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    • Entry to the centre is free and the entertainment includes pony rides, a Ferris wheel, carousels, a mini train, face painters and circus acts, among other fun things to do.
    • It will be based on the north-side of the River Suir for the week and will feature Ireland's biggest roller coaster and a giant Ferris wheel that will provide some of the best views of the fleet of tall ships.
    • The last ride of the evening was the giant Ferris wheel.

Origin

late 19th century: named after George Ferris (1859–96), the American engineer who invented it.

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