- a balloon raised by air heated from a fire in the lower part.
Origin of montgolfier
- 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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Historical Examples of montgolfier
At this point we will leave the work of the brothers Montgolfier.The Mastery of the Air
William J. Claxton
The first ascent was made by Montgolfier in 1782, and he was followed by Rosiers and d'Arlandes.Willis the Pilot
He suggested a number of alterations, which Montgolfier adopted at once.
Roziers placed the crown that had been given to him upon Montgolfier's head.
The brothers Montgolfier were men of that vigorous stamp who act promptly on receiving their convictions.Up in the Clouds
- obsolete a hot-air balloon
Word Origin for montgolfier
- 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