- a person who rows or poles a gondola.
Origin of gondolier
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Examples from the Web for gondolier
For now he suddenly realized that the gondolier in his dream had been Lorenzi.
Of course the gondolier knew where Marcolina was; but why was he, too, masked?
"You have betrayed me," he cried to the gondolier, who was waiting for him beneath.
There you will get into the gondola, and say to the gondolier these words: 'To the casino.'
The chief of them was a Venetian, daughter of a gondolier named Gardella.
- a man who propels a gondola
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Word Origin and History for gondolier
c.1600, from French gondolier and directly from Italian gondoliere, from gondola (see gondola).
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