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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
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Elliot Hall, his voice a barely audible rasp after the stresses and strains of the previous week, said they were in negotiations to erect ferris wheels in capital cities all around the world, with nine more in the pipeline.
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