You arrive at a large terminal station, and step into the gondola which is to take you into Venice.
There you will get into the gondola, and say to the gondolier these words: 'To the casino.'
Mr. Pinckney frowned, for no gondola was near, but after a few minutes up came two.
After a very good supper I took a gondola to return to Muran.
After having placed it upon the brink of the gondola, I tried to frighten it to make it take to flight.
He had forgotten that the Campo was to be entered from two ways, by gondola and by foot.
Late in the afternoon, Francis embarked in his gondola, and in an hour and a half landed at Pelestrina.
The two men used all their strength to detach the gondola from the shore.
The Texan gave a great thrust with the oar, pushing the gondola away.
She gave it with the prettiest gesture, leaning from her gondola to his as they parted.
1540s, from Italian (Venetian) gondola, earlier in English as goundel, from Old Italian gondula, of unknown origin; perhaps from Rhaeto-Romanic dialectal gondola "roll, rock," or perhaps a diminutive of gonda, name of a kind of boat. Meaning "cabin of an airship" is 1896, though it was used hypothetically in 1881 in a prediction piece titled "300 Years Hence":
You step into an aerial gondola ... and are at once borne upwards.