Meaning of “gondolier” in the English Dictionary

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"gondolier" in British English

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gondoliernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɡɒn.dəˈlɪər/ us /ˌɡɑːn.dəˈlɪr/

Examples from literature

  • A gondolier stands at the back of the boat, expertly pushing it through the water using a long oar. 
  • Gondoliers must pass a test to get their license, and they must know everything about the city’s canals. 
  • Gondoliers push the gondolas with a long oar. 

(Definition of “gondolier” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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