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Blériot

[bley-ryaw; English blair-ee-oh] /bleɪˈryɔ; English ˈblɛər iˌoʊ/
noun
1.
Louis
[lwee] /lwi/ (Show IPA),
1872–1936, French aviator, pioneer aeronautical engineer, and inventor.
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  • 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.

  • In Aug., 1910, flew the Channel with a passenger in a bleriot.

  • "That would be Johnny Oates going out in his bleriot," some one remarked.

    The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The honour, second only to that of the Wright Brothers, remains with bleriot.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • But, while this is the mathematical rule, bleriot has demonstrated that it does not always hold good.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • In the bleriot and other prominent machines the reverse is the rule—two wheels in front and one in the rear.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for bleriot

Blériot

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