Ferris-wheel meaning

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An amusement ride consisting of a large upright rotating wheel having suspended seats that remain in a horizontal position as the wheel revolves.
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An amusement-park ride consisting of a large, upright, revolving wheel with seats for the riders attached at equidistant points along its rim.
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A ride, at a fair, consisting of a large upright rotating wheel having suspended seats that remain in a horizontal position as the wheel revolves.
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Origin of ferris-wheel

After George Washington Gale Ferris (1859–1896), American engineer