Ferris wheel


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Fer·ris wheel

also fer·ris wheel  (fĕr′ĭs)
n.
An amusement ride consisting of a large upright rotating wheel having suspended seats that remain in a horizontal position as the wheel revolves.

[After George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896), American engineer.]

Ferris wheel

(ˈfɛrɪs)
n
a fairground wheel having seats freely suspended from its rim; the seats remain horizontal throughout its rotation
[C19: named after G.W.G. Ferris (1859–96), American engineer]

Fer′ris wheel`

(ˈfɛr ɪs)
n.
an amusement ride consisting of a large upright wheel rotating on a fixed stand and having seats suspended freely from its rim that remain right side up as they revolve.
[1893, Amer.; after German. W. German. Ferris (1859–96), U.S. engineer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ferris wheel - a vertical rotating mechanism consisting of a large wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel rotatesFerris wheel - a vertical rotating mechanism consisting of a large wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel rotates; provides a ride at an amusement park
ride - a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
Translations
maailmanpyörä
reuzenrad
diabelski młyn

Ferris wheel

[ˈferɪswiːl] N (US) → noria f

Ferris wheel

nRiesenrad nt
References in classic literature ?
A Ferris wheel,' Rudolph entered the conversation in a deep baritone voice.
The Wrigley Building, Two Prudential Plaza, The InterContinental Hotel and the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier all agreed to light up for the night.
Sunday was the last official day of the festival which saw families flock to the Pier Head over the past six weeks to enjoy skating on a purpose-built ice rink - complete with Disneythemed sessions - views of the city from a giant Ferris wheel, a Santa train, an ice slide with 30m lanes and an ice bar.
THE owner of Barry Island's fairground has vowed to get a Ferris wheel back on the site, following a planning permission dispute with the council.
The owners of a funfair where children had to be rescued from a broken Ferris wheel have apologised and insisted their park is safe for families.
Its 50 feet taller than a previous Ferris wheel at the same location.
Contract award notice: Installation of a ferris wheel and participation in the animation by buying tickets.
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However, that could change after officials approved the construction of a 165-foot Ferris wheel slated to begin during the summer.
LONDON Eye bosses have warned the owners of a Welsh ferris wheel dubbed the "Barry Eye" that they must not use the name over fears the two attractions could be confused.
Kolkata: The Indian city of Kolkata will soon have its own version of the famous 'London Eye' Ferris wheel.
ISLAMABAD -- Capital Development Authority (CDA), would set- up 217-foot tall Ferris wheel, a miniature park and a safari park over 100-acres of land at Fatima Jinnah Park.