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mont•gol•fi•er



Pronunciation: (mont-gol'fē-ur; Fr. môn-gôl-fyā'), [key]
n.,
pl. -fi•ersPronunciation: (-fē-urz; Fr. -fyā'). [key]

a balloon raised by air heated from a fire in the lower part.

Mont•gol•fi•er



Pronunciation: (mont-gol'fē-ur; Fr. môn-gôl-fyā'), [key]
n.
Jacques É•tienne Pronunciation: (zhäk ā-tyen'), [key] 1745–99, and his brother Jo•seph Mi•chel Pronunciation: (zhô-zef' mē-shel'), [key]1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783.

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