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Stephenson

[stee-vuh n-suh n] /ˈsti vən sən/
noun
1.
George, 1781–1848, English inventor and engineer.
2.
his son, Robert, 1803–59, English engineer.
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  • It did not take long for Edward Pease to see that Stephenson was precisely the man he wanted.

  • His originality as an inventor has indeed been called in question, like that of Watt and Stephenson.

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  • Leopold, Stephenson, Fruhinholtz, and many others estimated that about 20 per cent.

  • Stephenson was heard to say, by some of the workmen, that he could repair it.

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  • Symington by the steamship stretched one arm of it over the water; Stephenson by the locomotive stretched the other over Pg.

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British Dictionary definitions for Stephenson

Stephenson

/ˈstiːvənsən/
noun
1.
George. 1781–1848, British inventor of the first successful steam locomotive (1814); constructed the first railway line to carry passengers, the Stockton and Darlington Railway (opened 1825)
2.
his son, Robert. 1803–59, British engineer, noted for his construction of railway bridges and viaducts, esp the tubular bridge over the Menai Strait
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