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[lil-ee-uh n-thawl; for 2 also German lee-lee-uh n-tahl] /ˈlɪl i ənˌθɔl; for 2 also German ˈli li ənˌtɑl/
David E(ly) 1899–1981, U.S. public administrator.
[awt-oh] /ˈɔt oʊ/ (Show IPA),
1848–96, German aeronautical engineer and inventor. Unabridged
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  • In the case of both monoplane and biplane, Lilienthal relied merely upon the weight of his body to counteract falling movements.

    The Aeroplane Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • That the Lilienthal tables might themselves be somewhat in error.

  • Lilienthal, it will be remembered, had found his control weaken when he used a machine of large surface.

    The Aeroplane Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • It was this problem of balancing that had cost Lilienthal his life.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • The 'Bat,' as Pilcher named his first glider, was a monoplane which he completed before he paid his visit to Lilienthal in 1895.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • Juno was discovered on the 1st of September, 1804, by M. Harding, of Lilienthal.

  • Lilienthal's work did not end with simple gliding, though he did not live to achieve machine-driven flight.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • Lilienthal's first experiments were made in 1891 with a pair of semicircular wings steadied by a horizontal rudder at the rear.

  • Lilienthal put rice down mit almosht nottin, unt Cohen almosht gif it avay.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for Lilienthal


/German ˈliːliəntaːl/
Otto (ˈɔto). 1848–96, German aeronautical engineer, a pioneer of glider design
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