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Fulton

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noun
  1. Robert,1765–1815, U.S. engineer and inventor: builder of the first profitable steamboat.
  2. a city in central New York.
  3. a city in central Missouri.
  4. a male given name.
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  • Then came the commission which changed the course of Fulton's life.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • The boat excited the jeers of passersby, who called it "Fulton's Folly."

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • At Fulton, Kentucky, while he was on the train a white man was sitting in front of him.

  • Let us cross in the Montauk from Fulton Ferry, and survey the freight.

  • We were not meditating an attack,” we said, “but just wanted to ask you the way to Fulton Street.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley


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Fulton

noun
  1. Robert . 1765–1815, US engineer: designed the first successful steamboat (1807) and steam warship (1814)
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Fulton

[fultən]
  1. American engineer and inventor who developed the first useful submarine and torpedo (1800) and produced the first practical steamboat (1807).
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