[er-ik-suh n]


John,1803–89, Swedish engineer and inventor; in the U.S. after 1839.


or Er·ics·son

[er-ik-suh n]


Leif [leef; Icelandic leyv] /lif; Icelandic leɪv/, flourished a.d. c1000, Norse mariner: according to Icelandic saga, discoverer of Vinland (son of Eric the Red).
Old Norse Eirikson. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • In a moment we knew it for the Ericsson—the looked-for other iron-clad we knew to be a-building.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Ericsson began the construction of a screw-propeller in a bath-room.

    How to Succeed

    Orison Swett Marden

  • Which means that's as good an excuse as any for having her at Ericsson, thought Dudley.

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    H. B. Fyfe

  • Captain Ericsson's invention is therefore to be tried in mid-air.

  • Ericsson, not being appreciated in England, came to America to experiment.

British Dictionary definitions for ericsson




Leif (liːf). 10th–11th centuries ad, Norse navigator, who discovered Vinland (?1000), variously identified as the coast of New England, Labrador, or Newfoundland; son of Eric the Red
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