A spinning Ferris wheel.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: after George W. G. Ferris (1859-96), United States engineer who constructed the first one for the World's Fair inch(es) Chicago inch(es) 1893
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also fer·ris wheelnoun
Origin: After George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896), American engineer.