montgolfier

[ mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey ]
/ mɒntˈgɒl fi ər; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ /

noun, plural mont·gol·fi·ers [mont-gol-fee-erz; French mawn-gawl-fyey] /mɒntˈgɒl fi ərz; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ/.

a balloon raised by air heated from a fire in the lower part.

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Origin of montgolfier

First recorded in 1775–85; named after Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier

Definition for montgolfier (2 of 2)

Montgolfier
[ mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey ]
/ mɒntˈgɒl fi ər; French mɔ̃ gɔlˈfyeɪ /

noun

Jacques É·tienne [zhahk ey-tyen] /ʒɑk eɪˈtyɛn/,1745–99, and his brother Jo·seph Mi·chel [zhaw-zef mee-shel] /ʒɔˈzɛf miˈʃɛl/, 1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783.
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British Dictionary definitions for montgolfier (1 of 2)

montgolfier
/ (mɒntˈɡɒlfɪə, French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje) /

noun

obsolete a hot-air balloon

Word Origin for montgolfier

C18: see Montgolfier

British Dictionary definitions for montgolfier (2 of 2)

Montgolfier
/ (French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje) /

noun

Jacques Étienne (ʒak etjɛn), 1745–99, and his brother Joseph Michel (ʒozɛf miʃɛl), 1740–1810, French inventors, who built (1782) and ascended in (1783) the first practical hot-air balloon
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