- Jean Jo·seph É·tienne [zhahn zhoh-zef ey-tyen] /ʒɑ̃ ʒoʊˈzɛf eɪˈtyɛn/, 1822–1900, French inventor.
- a town in W North Carolina.
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Contemporary Examples of lenoir
Arthel Watson got his nickname one night in a furniture store in Lenoir, N.C., in 1951, when he was just 18 years old.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador
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Historical Examples of lenoir
Lenoir was a cautious man, and he did not care to run risks.
"Markby has been upon the qui vive," said Lenoir to himself.
No, Lenoir; that will not be the way to shorten your sentence.
Lenoir growled, but said nothing, as he shook him much as a terrier does a rat.
"I shall kill you if you don't," said Lenoir, threateningly.
- French inventor who in 1859 constructed the first practical internal-combustion engine, which was fueled by coal gas and air. He later built a car and a boat that were powered by this engine.