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Montgolfier

[mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey]
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noun
  1. Jacques É·tienne [zhahk ey-tyen] /ʒɑk eɪˈtyɛn/, 1745–99, and his brother Jo·seph Mi·chel [zhaw-zef mee-shel] /ʒɔˈzɛf miˈʃɛl/, 1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783.
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British Dictionary definitions for jacques montgolfier

montgolfier

noun
  1. obsolete a hot-air balloon

Word Origin

C18: see Montgolfier

Montgolfier

noun
  1. Jacques Étienne (ʒak etjɛn), 1745–99, and his brother Joseph Michel (ʒozɛf miʃɛl), 1740–1810, French inventors, who built (1782) and ascended in (1783) the first practical hot-air balloon
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