[ too-poh-luh f; Russian too-puh-lyif ]
/ tuˈpoʊ ləf; Russian ˈtu pə lyɪf /
An·drei Ni·ko·la·ye·vich [uhn-dryey nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /ʌnˈdryeɪ nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1888–1972, Russian engineer and aircraft designer.
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British Dictionary definitions for tupolev
/ (Russian tuˈpəljif) /
Andrei Nikolaievich (unˈdrjeɪ njɪkəˈlɑjɪvjɪtʃ). 1888–1972, Soviet aircraft designer, who designed the first supersonic passenger aircraft, the TU-144 (tested 1969). He also designed supersonic bombers and the TU-104, one of the first passenger jet aircraft (1955)
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