wheel of fortune


wheel of fortune
1. : wheel 3a
2. : a gambling device consisting of a revolving wheel with sections indicating chances taken or bets placed

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1. wheel (def. 9).
2. a wheel-like gambling device that is rotated or spun to determine the winner of certain prizes.
[1755-65]

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wheel of fortune noun
1. Fortune's wheel (see n above)
2. A gambling device
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Main Entry:wheel

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wheel of fortune phrase
used for referring to the fact that situations can change very quickly from good to bad or from bad to good
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Main entry: wheel

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wheel of fortune,
1. the revolving device that fortune is fabled to turn, emblematic of the vicissitudes of life.
2. a revolving wheel, used as a device for gambling in roulette.
3. = lottery wheel. (Cf.lottery wheel)

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Wheel of Fortune [Wheel of Fortune]
a popular US television game show, first broadcast in the 1970s. It has been presented for many years by Pat Sajak and his assistant Vanna White, and is watched regularly by millions of people around the world. The game involves competitors trying to guess popular expressions. Other countries, including Britain, have their own versions of the show.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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