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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I never saw such an interminable shaft; it seemed higher than the Eiffel Tower.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • He says they are higher than any building in Europe, except the Eiffel Tower.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • The brilliant beacon of the Eiffel Tower sat high up in the sky, like an exile star.

  • The Eiffel Tower is in itself a gigantic lightning-conductor.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • At the other end of the city, they gather round the Eiffel Tower, which now bears the highest artillery in the world.

    Ways of War and Peace Delia Austrian
  • The Eiffel Tower was my one danger, yet it was my winning-post!

    My Airships Alberto Santos-Dumont
British Dictionary definitions for Eiffel


/ˈaɪfəl; French ɛfɛl/
Alexandre Gustave (alɛksɑ̃drə ɡystav). 1832–1923, French engineer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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