jacques étienne montgolfier

Montgolfier

[mont-gol-fee-er; French mawn-gawl-fyey]
noun
Jacques Étienne [zhahk ey-tyen] , 1745–99, and his brother Joseph Michel [zhaw-zef mee-shel] 1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783.
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montgolfier (mɒntˈɡɒlfɪə, French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje)
 
n
obsolete a hot-air balloon
 
[C18: see Montgolfier]

Montgolfier (French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje)
 
n
Jacques Étienne (ʒak etjɛn), 1745--99, and his brother Joseph Michel (ʒozɛf miʃɛl), 1740--1810, French inventors, who built (1782) and ascended in (1783) the first practical hot-air balloon

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