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n. Nautical
One who propels a gondola.

[French, from Italian gondoliere, from gondola, gondola; see gondola.]


(Nautical Terms) a person who propels a gondola


(ˌgɒn dlˈɪər)

a person who rows or poles a gondola.
[1595–1605; < Italian gondoliere. See gondola, -ier2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gondolier - a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondolagondolier - a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola
boatman, waterman, boater - someone who drives or rides in a boat
نوتي الزورَق، سائِق الغوندولا


[ˌgɒndəˈlɪəʳ] Ngondolero m


[ˌgɒndəˈlɪər] ngondolier m


nGondoliere m


[ˌgɒndəˈlɪəʳ] ngondoliere m


(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.
References in classic literature ?
the fairy boat in which the princely cavaliers of the olden time were wont to cleave the waters of the moonlit canals and look the eloquence of love into the soft eyes of patrician beauties, while the gay gondolier in silken doublet touched his guitar and sang as only gondoliers can sing
However, when I observed that the other gondolas had sailed away, and my gondolier was preparing to go overboard, I stopped.
Ruskin had visited Torcello by this time, and was ordering his gondoliers to take him to Murano.
The sentinel at the water gate was bribed with a bag containing ten livres weight of gold; and as far as the two gondoliers, they believed they were serving the Republic.
In this crowning unreality, where all the streets were paved with water, and where the deathlike stillness of the days and nights was broken by no sound but the softened ringing of church-bells, the rippling of the current, and the cry of the gondoliers turning the corners of the flowing streets, Little Dorrit, quite lost by her task being done, sat down to muse.
I know a little man from whom I can hire what I should want for a few months, for a trifle, and my gondolier can bring the things round in his boat.
At long intervals, the warning cry of a belated gondolier was just audible, as he turned the corner of a distant canal, and called to invisible boats which might be approaching him in the darkness.
The shows in this year's repertoire are three of the best known Gilbert and Sullivan works - The Mikado, The Gondoliers and HMS Pinafore which will be staged during a week of performances at the Pavilion Theatre Rhyl on October 5-10.
MEMBERS of Erdington Operatic Society are in rehearsal for their latest offering, The Gondoliers, by Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
Opening night for Meltham Gilbert and Sullivan Society's production of The Gondoliers is on Tuesday and evening performances run all week at 7.
1952 The Gondoliers 1953 Mikado 1954 The Yoeman of the Guard and Patience 1955 Pirates of Penzance 1956 Iolanthe 1957 Ruddigore 1958 Mikado 1959 The Gondoliers 1960 The Yeoman of the Guard 1961 Trial by Jury and Pirates of Penzance 1962 Princess Ida 1963 Iolanthe 1964 Ruddigore 1965 HMS.
But they certainly aren't your typical gondoliers - which is a problem since they have been entered into a Gondola Race on the Grand Canal in front of thousands of tourists.