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n. Nautical
One who propels a gondola.

[French, from Italian gondoliere, from gondola, gondola; see gondola.]
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(Nautical Terms) a person who propels a gondola
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(ˌgɒn dlˈɪər)

a person who rows or poles a gondola.
[1595–1605; < Italian gondoliere. See gondola, -ier2]
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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
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نوتي الزورَق، سائِق الغوندولا


[ˌgɒndəˈlɪəʳ] Ngondolero m
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[ˌgɒndəˈlɪər] ngondolier m
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nGondoliere m
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[ˌgɒndəˈlɪəʳ] ngondoliere m
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(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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References in classic literature ?
And this was the storied gondola of Venice!--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!
It is enough that my cherished dreams of Venice have been blighted forever as to the romantic gondola and the gorgeous gondolier; this system of destruction shall go no farther; I will accept the hearse, under protest, and you may fly your flag of truce in peace, but here I register a dark and bloody oath that you shan't 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.
THEATRE The Gondoliers Be enthralled by the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Giuseppe and Marco, one of whom is heir to the throne of Barataria.
THEATRE The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria The singers of the David Seligman Opera School head to the canals of Venice this summer for Gilbert and Sullivan's lively opera about two Venetian gondoliers.
THE singers of the David Seligman Opera School are staging one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most lively and entertaining operas, The Gondoliers, at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre this July.
| Anthony Pedley as Captain Hook in Theatr Clwyd's 1989 panto Peter Pan | Members of Chester Operatic Society, Sheila Davies, Kathy Tasker, Valmai Griffiths, Christine Westcott, Christine MacKinnon, and Karen Dyble presents The Gondoliers at Theatr Clwyd in 2009.