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gondolier

[gon-dl-eer] /ˌgɒn dlˈɪər/
noun
1.
a person who rows or poles a gondola.
Origin of gondolier
1595-1605
From the Italian word gondoliere, dating back to 1595-1605. See gondola, -ier2
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  • Of course the gondolier knew where Marcolina was; but why was he, too, masked?

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • "You have betrayed me," he cried to the gondolier, who was waiting for him beneath.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • For now he suddenly realized that the gondolier in his dream had been Lorenzi.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • There you will get into the gondola, and say to the gondolier these words: 'To the casino.'

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The chief of them was a Venetian, daughter of a gondolier named Gardella.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • I am going to throw away a precious bit of silver on a gondolier.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • The gondolier will give you any title you desire, if you are willing enough to pay for it.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • My own gondolier, Francesco, came with his wife and two children.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The heaviest anxieties which beset a gondolier are then disposed of.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The gondolier has no place where he can do this for himself.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for gondolier

gondolier

/ˌɡɒndəˈlɪə/
noun
1.
a man who propels a gondola
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Word Origin and History for gondolier
n.

c.1600, from French gondolier and directly from Italian gondoliere, from gondola (see gondola).

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