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1. the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
2. the clock in this tower
3. (Placename) the tower
[C19: named after Sir Benjamin Hall, Chief Commissioner of Works in 1856 when it was cast]
Big Ben- Not the clock in the tower of the Houses of Parliament but the bell itself.
See also related terms for tower.
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|Noun||1.||Big Ben - clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London|