time clock when you look at the Parliament tower in London, usually thought to have-been called for Sir Benjamin Hall (1802-1867), first Chief Commissioner of Works, under whose guidance the bell had been cast.
time clock in the clock tower of homes of Parliament, London
Big Ben [Br.]
- Big Ben [Br.] [coll.]
High, bearing the great clock which chimes the quarters on four bells, and strikes the hours on a bell weighing over 13 tons, named Big Ben after Sir Benjamin Hall, First Commissioner of Works at the time when the clock was erected.