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Blériot

[bley-ryaw; English blair-ee-oh] /bleɪˈryɔ; English ˈblɛər iˌoʊ/
noun
1.
Louis
[lwee] /lwi/ (Show IPA),
1872–1936, French aviator, pioneer aeronautical engineer, and inventor.
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  • bleriot has his rib pieces cut a little longer than required and, by springing them into place, secures the necessary curvature.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • bleriot—(Drexel, operator)—exactly the same as Moissant's machine.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • The only accident of the day came when bleriot damaged his propeller in colliding with a haycock.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • This was prior to 1909; bleriot had not yet flown the Channel in his monoplane.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
  • The position of the occupants, as they sat in the machine, differed from the arrangement in the cross-Channel bleriot.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
  • "That would be Johnny Oates going out in his bleriot," some one remarked.

    The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • On the strength of this feat the two had become good friends, and Vanno had been up several times in Rongier's bleriot monoplane.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The honour, second only to that of the Wright Brothers, remains with bleriot.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • bleriot immediately entered his machine for the prize and took up his quarters at Barraques.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • bleriot also uses a two-blade wooden propeller, but it is placed in front of his machine.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for bleriot

Blériot

/French blerjo/
noun
1.
Louis (lwi). 1872–1936, French aviator and aeronautical engineer: made the first flight across the English Channel (1909)
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