Definition of Big wheel

1. Noun. An important influential person. "The Qaeda commander is a very big fish"

Definition of Big wheel

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization. ¹

2. Noun. (UK) Ferris wheel ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Wheel

big sister
big sisters
big slick
big spender
big stick
big tent
big time
big tobacco
big toe
big toes
big top
big tree
big up
big upped
big ups
big wheel (current term)
big wheels
big whoop
big wig
big wigs
big wow

Literary usage of Big wheel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. School Reading by Grades: First[-eighth] Year by James Baldwin (1897)
"... They went past an old mill, where a big wheel was turning round. It was noon, when they came to the city. When George came home the next day, ..."

2. Reminiscences of Dollar, Tillicoultry, and Other Districts Adjoining the by William Gibson (1883)
"MEAL MILL AND big wheel BELOW CASTLE CAMPBELL WOOD. ABOUT seventy years ago there stood, a little below the foot of Castle Campbell Wood, on the east side ..."

3. The New Franklin Third Reader by Loomis Joseph Campbell (1886)
"... Little Wheel and big wheel. 1. Says the big wagon wheel To the little wagon wheel, " "What a difference between us I see! As our course we pursue, ..."

4. Transactions and Journal of Proceedings (1896)
"The big wheel was kept in motion by the spinner advancing and receding, but always on ... The big wheel I have frequently seen in operation in the parish, ..."

5. The Wonders of Modern Mechanism: A Résumé of Recent Progress in Mechanical by Charles Henry Cochrane (1895)
"The teeth of big wheel No. 1 engage the teeth of the pinion of wheel No. ... If there are seventy-eight teeth ou the big wheel, and ten teeth on the pinion, ..."

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