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Cockerell

noun
  1. Sir Christopher Sydney. 1910–99, British engineer, who invented the hovercraft
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Historical Examples

  • Then an attempt at Cockerell's end brought a loss and the inevitable kick.

    Stover at Yale

    Owen Johnson

  • No. 429, built for an insurance office by Mr. Cockerell, has a fine faade.

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury

  • To the Cockerell bibliography have been added a few notes of my own.

    William Morris

    Elizabeth Luther Cary

  • I have, however, kept to Cockerell's names to avoid confusion.

  • Cockerell was at length ordered forward and the attack began.