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Vanderbilt

[ van-der-bilt ]
/ ˈvæn dər bɪlt /
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noun

Cornelius, 1794–1877, U.S. financier.
Harold Stir·ling [stur-ling], /ˈstɜr lɪŋ/, 1884–1970, U.S. business executive.

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Vanderbilt
/ (ˈvændəbɪlt) /

noun

Cornelius, known as Commodore Vanderbilt. 1794–1877, US steamship and railway magnate and philanthropist
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