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montgolfier

[mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey] /mɒntˈgɒl fi ər; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ/
noun, plural montgolfiers
[mont-gol-fee-erz; French mawn-gawl-fyey] /mɒntˈgɒl fi ərz; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a balloon raised by air heated from a fire in the lower part.
Origin of montgolfier
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; named after Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier

Montgolfier

[mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey] /mɒntˈgɒl fi ər; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ/
noun
1.
Jacques Étienne
[zhahk ey-tyen] /ʒɑk eɪˈtyɛn/ (Show IPA),
1745–99, and his brother Joseph Michel
[zhaw-zef mee-shel] /ʒɔˈzɛf miˈʃɛl/ (Show IPA)
1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783.
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montgolfier

/mɒntˈɡɒlfɪə; French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a hot-air balloon
Word Origin
C18: see Montgolfier

Montgolfier

/French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje/
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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