from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A very important person.
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- n. A person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.
- n. Ferris wheel
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- n. an important influential person
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Loftis was rousted at a queer bar back in ‘44, pallin’ with a lawyer named Charles Hartshorn, a big wheel downtown.