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/ ˈfʊl tn /


Robert,1765–1815, U.S. engineer and inventor: builder of the first profitable steamboat.
a city in central New York.
a city in central Missouri.
a male given name.


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British Dictionary definitions for fulton

/ (ˈfʊltən) /


Robert . 1765–1815, US engineer: designed the first successful steamboat (1807) and steam warship (1814)
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Scientific definitions for fulton

[ fultən ]
Robert 1765-1815

American engineer and inventor who developed the first useful submarine and torpedo (1800) and produced the first practical steamboat (1807).
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