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Ferris wheel

noun [C] uk   /ˈfer.ɪs ˌwiːl/ mainly US ( UK usually big wheel) us  
a large, vertical wheel in an amusement park with seats that stay horizontal as the wheel turns round
Translations of “Ferris wheel”
in Korean 페리스 관람차…
in Arabic العَجَلة الكِبيرة…
in Portuguese roda-gigante…
in Catalan roda de fira…
in Japanese 観覧車…
in Italian ruota panoramica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 摩天輪,大轉輪…
in Russian колесо обозрения…
in Turkish dönme dolap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摩天轮,大转轮…
in Polish diabelski młyn…
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