big wheel
noun Date: 1942 bigwig, big shot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Big wheel — may refer to:* a big shot; a person of great importance. * Big Wheel, a type of tricycle. * Michigan logging wheels, also called Big wheels, large wagon wheels used in logging * A Ferris wheel, commonly called a big wheel in the United Kingdom *… …   Wikipedia

  • Big Wheel — Personnage de fiction apparaissant dans Amazing Spider Man Alias Jackson Weele (véritable identité) Pouvoirs Roue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • big wheel — big wheels N COUNT A big wheel is a very large upright wheel with carriages around the edge of it which people can ride in. Big wheels are often found at theme parks or fun fairs. [BRIT] (in AM, use ferris wheel) …   English dictionary

  • big\ wheel — • big cheese • big gun • big shot • big wig noun informal An influential or important person who has the power to do things and has connections in high places. Uncle Ferdinand is a big wheel in Washington; maybe he can help you with your problem …   Словарь американских идиом

  • big wheel — noun count 1. ) INFORMAL a BIG CHEESE 2. ) BRITISH a FERRIS WHEEL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • big wheel — n BrE a machine used in ↑amusement parks, consisting of a very large upright wheel with seats hanging from it, which turns round slowly = ↑ferris wheel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • big wheel — ► NOUN ▪ a Ferris wheel …   English terms dictionary

  • big wheel — big′ wheel′ n. Informal. inf an influential person • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Big Wheel — A Big Wheel is a type of tricycle, traditionally made of plastic, with an oversized front wheel, that rides very low to the ground. Introduced by Louis Marx and Company in 1969, the Big Wheel was a very popular toy in the 1970s in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • big wheel — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms big wheel : singular big wheel plural big wheels 1) informal a big cheese 2) British a machine at a fair or park in the shape of a large wheel with seats on the edge, that takes people round and round in the… …   English dictionary

  • big wheel — noun a) A person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high ranking person in an organization. Shes a big wheel at IBM. b) (UK) Ferris wheel Syn …   Wiktionary

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