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Roeb·ling

 (rō′blĭng), John Augustus 1806-1869.
German-born American engineer who designed and began the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The project was completed (1883) by his son Washington Augustus Roebling (1837-1926) and daughter-in-law Emily Warren Roebling (1843-1903).
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Roeb•ling

(ˈroʊ blɪŋ)

n.
1. John Augustus, 1806–69, U.S. engineer, born in Germany.
2. his son, Washington Augustus, 1837–1926, U.S. engineer.
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