Definitions of gondola

  1. car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually propelled by one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by poling. A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A flat-bottomed boat for freight. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An elongated car under a dirigible. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A long narrow Venetian pleasure boat moved by one oar; a flat-bottomed boat or railway car used for carrying coal, produce, etc.; an elongated car attached to the under side of a dirigible balloon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A long narrow pleasure-boat used at Venice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A Venetian pleasure-boat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A long, narrow, flat-bottomed Venetian boat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A long narrow boat, used on the canals of Veniee; a flatbottomed boat for carrying produce, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A Venetian pleasure-boat or barge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. gon'do-la, n. a long, narrow boat (averaging 30 feet by 4) used chiefly on the canals of Venice-- (Spens.) GON'DELAY.--n. GONDOLIER (gon'dol-[=e]r), one who rows a gondola. [It., a dim. of gonda--Gr. kondy--a drinking-vessel, said to be a Pers. word.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Light flat-bottomed boat with cabin amidships& high point at each end worked by one oar at stern, used on Venetian canals. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. [It.] (Naut.) The well-known boat used in Venice. It is about thirty feet long and four wide, nearly flat-bottomed, sharp and high at the stem and stern, always painted black, and usually propelled by one long oar, which is plied by the gondolier, standing. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. [It.] A six or eight oared boat of other parts of the Italian coast. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. n. [Italian] A flat-bottomed boat used at Venice on the canals, about 30 feet long by 4 broad, terminating at each extremity in a high ornamental peak, and propelled by pushing with poles;—a ferry or pleasure boat with oars. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. A boat much used in Venice, a small boat. Complete Dictionary

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