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[bley-ryaw; English blair-ee-oh]
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  1. Louis [lwee] /lwi/, 1872–1936, French aviator, pioneer aeronautical engineer, and inventor.
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Examples from the Web for bleriot

Historical Examples

  • Bleriot—(Drexel, operator)—exactly the same as Moissant's machine.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • The monoplane, a one-surfaced plane, like that used by Bleriot.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • This was prior to 1909; Bleriot had not yet flown the Channel in his monoplane.

    Learning to Fly

    Claude Grahame-White

  • There was a dramatic moment before Bleriot started his engine.

    The Aeroplane

    Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper

  • Generally of Bleriot type, but Hanriot type landing carriage.

British Dictionary definitions for bleriot


  1. Louis (lwi). 1872–1936, French aviator and aeronautical engineer: made the first flight across the English Channel (1909)
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