You arrive at a large terminal station, and step into the gondola which is to take you into Venice.
She gave it with the prettiest gesture, leaning from her gondola to his as they parted.
Mr. Pinckney frowned, for no gondola was near, but after a few minutes up came two.
He has an old tub of a gondola and he paddles about in it all day long and is content as the king.
After having placed it upon the brink of the gondola, I tried to frighten it to make it take to flight.
Si, Signore, benissimo; and yet he loves the gondola and the old life.
Late in the afternoon, Francis embarked in his gondola, and in an hour and a half landed at Pelestrina.
They were just passing the Palazzo Darino, where a gondola lurked in the shadow.
The Texan gave a great thrust with the oar, pushing the gondola away.
The other gondola had fallen back a few lengths, as was apt to be the case.
1540s, from Italian (Venetian) gondola, earlier in English as goundel, from Old Italian gondula, of unknown origin; perhaps from Rhaeto-Romanic dialectal gondola "roll, rock," or perhaps a diminutive of gonda, name of a kind of boat. Meaning "cabin of an airship" is 1896, though it was used hypothetically in 1881 in a prediction piece titled "300 Years Hence":
You step into an aerial gondola ... and are at once borne upwards.