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[er-ik-suh n] /ˈɛr ɪk sən/
John, 1803–89, Swedish engineer and inventor; in the U.S. after 1839.


or Ericsson

[er-ik-suh n] /ˈɛr ɪk sən/
[leef;; Icelandic leyv] /lif;; Icelandic leɪv/ (Show IPA),
flourished a.d. c1000, Norse mariner: according to Icelandic saga, discoverer of Vinland (son of Eric the Red).
Old Norse Eirikson. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In a moment we knew it for the Ericsson—the looked-for other iron-clad we knew to be a-building.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Ericsson began the construction of a screw-propeller in a bath-room.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • Which means that's as good an excuse as any for having her at Ericsson, thought Dudley.

    Luna Escapade H. B. Fyfe
  • Captain Ericsson's invention is therefore to be tried in mid-air.

    The Boy's Playbook of Science John Henry Pepper
  • Ericsson, not being appreciated in England, came to America to experiment.

  • When Ericsson desired to explore there he was refused permission.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • But Ericsson is perfectly well satisfied with it to this day.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • So Ericsson gave orders to pack and start as soon as possible.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • But Ericsson possessed a capacity for hard work that recognized no obstacles.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
British Dictionary definitions for Ericsson


Leif (liːf). 10th–11th centuries ad, Norse navigator, who discovered Vinland (?1000), variously identified as the coast of New England, Labrador, or Newfoundland; son of Eric the Red
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