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gon·do·la

 (gŏn′dl-ə, gŏn-dō′lə)
n.
1. Nautical
a. A lightweight narrow barge with ends that curve up into a point, propelled with a single oar from the stern and used on the canals of Venice.
b. A flatbottom riverboat.
2. A gondola car.
3. A basket, enclosure, or instrument sling suspended from and carried aloft by a balloon.
4. An enclosed structure suspended from a cable, used for conveying passengers, as to and from a ski slope.

[Italian, of Venetian origin, alteration (probably influenced by -ola, feminine diminutive suffix, or by Italian dialectal words akin to Italian dondolare, to rock back and forth) of Old Venetian condura, from Medieval Greek kontoura, kondoura, a kind of small boat (probably so called from a distinctive high or wide stern), from feminine of kontouros, having a docked tail : Late Greek kontos, short (probably back-formed from konto-, taken as meaning "short" in such compounds as Greek kontokunēgesion, a hunt using pikes, or kontobolein, to strike with a pole (that is, at short range, not with arrows or javelins), stem of Greek kontos, pike, pole) + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]
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gondola

(ˈɡɒndələ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a long narrow flat-bottomed boat with a high ornamented stem and a platform at the stern where an oarsman stands and propels the boat by sculling or punting: traditionally used on the canals of Venice
2. (Aeronautics)
a. a car or cabin suspended from an airship or balloon
b. a moving cabin suspended from a cable across a valley, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) a flat-bottomed barge used on canals and rivers of the US as far west as the Mississippi
4. (Railways) US and Canadian a low open flat-bottomed railway goods wagon
5. (Commerce) a set of island shelves in a self-service shop: used for displaying goods
6. (Broadcasting) Canadian a broadcasting booth built close to the roof over an ice-hockey arena, used by commentators
[C16: from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Medieval Latin gondula, perhaps ultimately from Greek kondu drinking vessel]
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gon•do•la

(ˈgɒn dl ə or, esp. for 1, gɒnˈdoʊ lə)

n., pl. -las.
1. a long, narrow, flat-bottomed boat, rowed by an oarsman at the stern: used on the canals in Venice, Italy.
2. a passenger compartment suspended beneath a balloon or airship. Compare car (def. 3).
3. an enclosed cabin suspended from an overhead cable, used to transport passengers, as up and down a ski slope.
4. Also called gon′dola car`. an open railroad freight car with low sides.
[1540–50; < Italian < Venetian]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gondola - a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roofgondola - a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
2.gondola - long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
3.gondola - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plantgondola - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
airship, dirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraft
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
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Translations
زورَق من زوارق البُنْدُقِيَّهقَفَص حول العمارة يقف عليه العُمّال
gondolaklec
gondol
gondola
gondóllöryggisbúr
gondolagondolininkas
gondolapiekaru grozs
gondola
gondoliskele asansörü

gondola

[ˈgɒndələ]
A. N
1. (= boat) → góndola f
2. [of hot-air balloon] → barquilla f
B. CPD gondola car N (US) (Rail) → vagón m descubierto, batea f
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gondola

[ˈgɒndələ] n (= boat) → gondole f
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gondola

n
(in Venice, of balloon, cable car etc) → Gondel f
(US Rail: also gondola car) → offener Güterwagen
(in supermarket) → Gondel f
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gondola

[ˈgɒndələ] ngondola
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gondola

(ˈgondələ) noun
1. a long narrow boat used on the canals of Venice.
2. a kind of safety cage for people who are working on the outside of a tall building to stand in.
gondoˈlier (-ˈliə) noun
a person who rows a gondola.
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