Fulton, Robert

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Fulton   (fl'tən)  Pronunciation Key 
American engineer and inventor who developed the first useful submarine and torpedo (1800) and produced the first practical steamboat (1807).
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Fulton, Robert definition


An American inventor of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He launched the first successful steamboat, the Clermont, in 1807, on the Hudson River in New York.

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