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Mont·gol·fier(mŏnt-gŏl′fē-ər, môN-gôl-fyā′), Joseph Michel 1740-1810.
French aeronautic inventor who with his brother Jacques Étienne (1745-1799) built and ascended in the first practical hot-air balloon (1783).
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(Biography) Jacques Étienne (ʒak etjɛn), 1745–99, and his brother Joseph Michel (ʒozɛf miʃɛl), 1740–1810, French inventors, who built (1782) and ascended in (1783) the first practical hot-air balloon
montgolfier(mɒntˈɡɒlfɪə; French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje)
(Aeronautics) obsolete a hot-air balloon
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|Noun||1.||Montgolfier - French inventor who (with his brother Josef Michel Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1745-1799)|
|2.||Montgolfier - French inventor who (with his brother Jacques Etienne Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1740-1810)|
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