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Santos-Dumont

[san-tuh s-doo-mont, -dyoo-; Portuguese sahn-too z-doo-mawnt] /ˈsæn təs duˈmɒnt, -dyu-; Portuguese ˈsɑ̃ tʊz dʊˈmɔ̃t/
noun
1.
Alberto
[ahl-ber-too] /ɑlˈbɛr tʊ/ (Show IPA),
1873–1932, Brazilian aeronaut in France: designer and builder of dirigibles and airships.
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  • Santos-Dumont's airships were altogether different from those of Zeppelin.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • Santos-Dumont liked the idea of rising from the water much better.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • But Santos-Dumont was able to surmount this and many other difficulties of construction.

    Boys' Second Book of Inventions Ray Stannard Baker
  • At fifteen Santos-Dumont saw his first balloon and marked the day with red.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • He would have flown, but all the skill of Santos-Dumont could not have separated him from his bench.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
  • They'd have to send Santos-Dumont after you to bring you down again.

  • Santos-Dumont, death staring him in the face, chose the roofs.

    Stories of Inventors Russell Doubleday
  • The greater part of this money was given by Santos-Dumont to charities.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • Besides this, Santos-Dumont made no secret of the construction or workings of his machine as the Wright brothers did.

  • Santos-Dumont uses a two-blade wooden propeller, strikingly similar to the Bleriot.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for Santos-Dumont

Santos-Dumont

/French sɑ̃todymɔ̃/
noun
1.
Alberto (albɛrto). 1873–1932, Brazilian aeronaut, living in France. He constructed dirigibles and aircraft, including a monoplane (1909)
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