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Lenoir

[ luh-nwar for 1; luh-nawr, -nohr for 2 ]
/ ləˈnwar for 1; ləˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr for 2 /
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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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Lenoir
[ lĕ-nwär ]
Jean-Joseph-Étienne 1822-1900

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.
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