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Eiffel

[ahy-fuh l; French e-fel]
noun
  1. A·le·xan·dre Gus·tave [a-lek-sahn-druh gys-tav] /a lɛkˈsɑ̃ drə güsˈtav/, 1832–1923, French civil engineer and pioneer aerodynamic researcher.
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Examples from the Web for eiffel

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  • He says they are higher than any building in Europe, except the Eiffel Tower.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • The Eiffel Tower is in itself a gigantic lightning-conductor.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion

  • Returning from the Eiffel Tower I passed high above the skeleton.

    My Airships

    Alberto Santos-Dumont

  • The Eiffel Tower was my one danger, yet it was my winning-post!

    My Airships

    Alberto Santos-Dumont

  • At the same time the wind was carrying me toward the Eiffel Tower.

    My Airships

    Alberto Santos-Dumont


British Dictionary definitions for eiffel

Eiffel

noun
  1. Alexandre Gustave (alɛksɑ̃drə ɡystav). 1832–1923, French engineer
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