Meaning of “Ferris wheel” in the English Dictionary

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"Ferris wheel" in British English

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Ferris wheelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfer.ɪs ˌwiːl/ us /ˈfer.ɪs ˌwiːl/ mainly US UK usually big wheel

Examples from literature

  • Another fun wheel is the Ferris wheel. 
  • The Singapore Flyer is the highest Ferris wheel in the world. 
  • No more intense brain work was expended on the Ferris wheel than these two boys gave to the proposed elevation. 

(Definition of “Ferris wheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Ferris wheel" in American English

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Ferris wheelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfer·ɪs ˌhwil, -ˌwil/

a structure in an amusement park consisting of a large wheel that turns slowly and has seats attached to its outer edge

(Definition of “Ferris wheel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)