montgolfier

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

Nearby words

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  2. montferrat,
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  4. montfort, simon de,
  5. montfort, simon de, earl of leicester,
  6. montgomery,
  7. montgomery village,
  8. montgomery, bernard,
  9. montgomery, bernard law, 1st viscount montgomery of alamein,
  10. montgomery, l. m.

Origin of montgolfier

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

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

montgolfier

/ (mɒntˈɡɒlfɪə, French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje) /

noun

obsolete a hot-air balloon

Word Origin for montgolfier

C18: see Montgolfier

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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