alberto santos-dumont

Santos-Dumont

[san-tuhs-doo-mont, -dyoo-; Portuguese sahn-tooz-doo-mawnt]
noun
Alberto [ahl-ber-too] , 1873–1932, Brazilian aeronaut in France: designer and builder of dirigibles and airships.
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Santos-Dumont (French sɑ̃todymɔ̃)
 
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Alberto (albɛrto). 1873--1932, Brazilian aeronaut, living in France. He constructed dirigibles and aircraft, including a monoplane (1909)

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Brazilian aviation pioneer who captured the imagination of Europe and the United States with his airship flights and made the first significant flight of a powered airplane in Europe with his No. 14-bis.

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