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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
maailmanpyörä
reuzenrad
diabelski młyn

Ferris wheel

[ˈferɪswiːl] N (US) → noria f
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Ferris wheel

nRiesenrad nt
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