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Ferris Wheel

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An amusement device consisting of a giant power-driven steel wheel, revolvable on its stationary axle, and carrying a number of balanced passenger cars around its rim; - so called after G. W. G. Ferris, American engineer, who erected the first of its kind for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ferris Wheel'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/f/ferris-wheel.html. 1828.

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