gondola
noun Etymology: Italian dialect (Venetian), probably from Middle Greek kontoura small vessel Date: 1549 1. a long narrow flat-bottomed boat with a high prow and stern used on the canals of Venice 2. a heavy flat-bottomed boat used on New England rivers and on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers 3. a railroad car with no top, a flat bottom, and fixed sides that is used chiefly for hauling heavy bulk commodities 4. a. an elongated car attached to the underside of an airship b. an often spherical airtight enclosure suspended from a balloon for carrying passengers or instruments c. an enclosed car suspended from a cable and used for transporting passengers; especially one used as a ski lift

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  • Gondola — Gon do*la, n. [It., dim. of gonda a gondola; cf. LL. gandeia a kind of boat, Gr. ? a drinking vessel; said to be a Persian word; cf. F. gondole gondola, cup.] [1913 Webster] 1. A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gondola — 1540s, from It. (Venetian) gondola, earlier in English as goundel, from O.It. gondula, of unknown origin; perhaps from Rhaeto Romanic dial. gondola roll, rock, or perhaps a dim. of gonda, name of a kind of boat. Meaning cabin of an airship is… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • gondola — [gän′dō lə, gän′dələ; ] often [ gän dō′lə, gəndō′lə] n. [It (Venetian) < Rhaeto Romanic (dial.) gondolá, to rock] 1. a long, narrow boat for a few passengers used on the canals of Venice, having a high, pointed prow and stern and propelled by… …   English World dictionary

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