What does Big Ben mean?

Big Ben meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

Big Ben meaning in General Dictionary

time clock in the clock tower of homes of Parliament, London

Big Ben - German to English

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Sentence Examples with the word Big Ben

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.

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