[luh-nwar for 1; luh-nawr, -nohr for 2]
  1. Jean Jo·seph É·tienne [zhahn zhoh-zef ey-tyen] /ʒɑ̃ ʒoʊˈzɛf eɪˈtyɛn/, 1822–1900, French inventor.
  2. a town in W North Carolina.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lenoir

Contemporary Examples of lenoir

Historical Examples of lenoir

lenoir in Science


[lĕ-nwär]Jean-Joseph-Étienne 1822-1900
  1. 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.