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Topic: OUTDOOR

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: G. W. G. Ferris (1859-96), US engineer

Ferris wheel

noun
     
Fer‧ris wheel [countable] especially American English
DLO a very large upright wheel with seats on it for people to ride on in an amusement park [= big wheel British English]
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