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Santos-Dumont

[san-tuh s-doo-mont, -dyoo-; Portuguese sahn-too z-doo-mawnt]
noun
  1. Al·ber·to [ahl-ber-too] /ɑlˈbɛr tʊ/, 1873–1932, Brazilian aeronaut in France: designer and builder of dirigibles and airships.
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Examples from the Web for santos-dumont

Historical Examples

  • Santos-Dumont's airships were altogether different from those of Zeppelin.

    The Romance of Aircraft

    Lawrence Yard Smith

  • Santos-Dumont liked the idea of rising from the water much better.

    The Romance of Aircraft

    Lawrence Yard Smith

  • But Santos-Dumont was able to surmount this and many other difficulties of construction.

  • At fifteen Santos-Dumont saw his first balloon and marked the day with red.

    Aircraft and Submarines

    Willis J. Abbot.

  • He would have flown, but all the skill of Santos-Dumont could not have separated him from his bench.


British Dictionary definitions for santos-dumont

Santos-Dumont

noun
  1. Alberto (albɛrto). 1873–1932, Brazilian aeronaut, living in France. He constructed dirigibles and aircraft, including a monoplane (1909)
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