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.
OSAKA - A giant Ferris wheel 77 meters high debuted Thursday along the Dotombori Canal in Osaka's Minami district.
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Clever dialog and lots of carnival ride action help, too, and a red-tinged cover featuring a Ferris wheel and a pair of haunted eyes will draw readers in.
Aside from presenting his personal view, Morrison's speech raises more questions: Is St Paul's, a monument visited by so few Londoners, really any more appropriate as an icon than the London Eye Ferris wheel, or Foster's 30 St Mary Axe?
A plaintive program note from her explained that "Heaven," despite its title, is really set "in a spiritual place, between life and death." Apparently The Man could reach it only in what looked like a cyclone-struck Ferris wheel, since such a contraption opened the evening By slowly descending with either Ethan Stiefel or Herman Cornejo lying in it (in the fetal position, naturally).
For its time, the fair was impossibly grand, the biggest American event since the Civil War; it would introduce Cracker Jacks, Aunt Jemima's pancake mix ("slave in a box," as its makers dubbed it), the Ferris Wheel, and a whole host of other products, as well as popularizing the new miracle of alternating current.
The pier once housed the world's tallest ferris wheel; today we find alternate uses for its benches and sculptures while dodging tourists and showgoers alike.
I told him I'd take him on one more ride, but only if that ride was the 150-foot Ferris wheel. My boy had to mull this over for a couple of minutes before he reluctantly agreed.
"The latest in French theme parks aims higher than any roller coaster or Ferris wheel." Cathedraloscope, near the famous Mont Saint Michel in the French Bretagne, features an authentic operating cathedral with interpretive center.
In 1893, 28 million visitors wandered through its classically inspired buildings, sampling oranges at the California exhibit and iced cocoa at the Java Village, riding the first Ferris Wheel (which took 40-person cars 264 feet in the air), marveling at the moving pictures of Thomas Edison's new kinetoscope.
Standing behind Santa is SM City Pampanga's best- loved Ferris wheel- turned-Lantern of Hope, also known as the tallest Ferris wheel in the Philippines