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[ahy-fuh l; French e-fel] /ˈaɪ fəl; French ɛˈfɛl/
Alexandre Gustave
[a-lek-sahn-druh gys-tav] /a lɛkˈsɑ̃ drə güsˈtav/ (Show IPA),
1832–1923, French civil engineer and pioneer aerodynamic researcher. Unabridged
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  • He says they are higher than any building in Europe, except the Eiffel Tower.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • The Eiffel Tower is in itself a gigantic lightning-conductor.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • At the same time the wind was carrying me toward the Eiffel Tower.

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • The Eiffel Tower was my one danger, yet it was my winning-post!

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • Returning from the Eiffel Tower I passed high above the skeleton.

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • The Eiffel Tower was not a gigantic monstrosity, a relic of the Exposition.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for Eiffel


/ˈaɪfəl; French ɛfɛl/
Alexandre Gustave (alɛksɑ̃drə ɡystav). 1832–1923, French engineer
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