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[kahr-puh n-tyair; Spanish kahr-pen-tyer]
  1. A·le·jo [uh-ley-hoh; Spanish ah-le-haw] /əˈleɪ hoʊ; Spanish ɑˈlɛ hɔ/, 1904–80, Cuban novelist, writer, and musicologist.
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Examples from the Web for carpentier

Historical Examples

  • If it is as certain as this we shall put our money on Carpentier.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, May 13, 1914


  • Carpentier has this gift to perfection, better than any other fighter I have seen.

  • He was a good boxer, and had been complimented before the war by Carpentier himself.

    Vision House

    C. N. Williamson

  • Bridau's hand was grasped by Mignonnet, Carpentier, and several others.

    The Two Brothers

    Honore de Balzac

  • It was included in the scope of Carpentier's punch, we feared.

    Pieces of Hate

    Heywood Broun

British Dictionary definitions for carpentier


  1. Georges (ʒɔrʒ), known as Gorgeous Georges. 1894–1975, French boxer: world light-heavyweight champion (1920–22)
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