an amusement-park ride consisting of a large, upright, revolving wheel with seats for the riders attached at equidistant points along its rim
Origin of Ferris wheelafter George W. G. Ferris (1859-96), United States engineer who constructed the first one for the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893
also fer·ris wheel
An amusement ride consisting of a large upright rotating wheel having suspended seats that remain in a horizontal position as the wheel revolves.
Origin of Ferris wheelAfter George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896), American engineer