a person who rows or poles a gondola.

1595–1605; < Italian gondoliere. See gondola, -ier2

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gondolier (ˌɡɒndəˈlɪə)
a man who propels a gondola

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Example sentences
He's the urge, when one is riding in a gondola, to get up and start singing with the gondolier.
The gondolier's pole would have been useful for pushing them under the still water.
He gets a job delivering pizzas, a job that requires him to dress as a gondolier.
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