Definition of Gondola

1. Noun. A low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof.

Exact synonyms: Gondola Car
Generic synonyms: Freight Car



2. Noun. Long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice.
Generic synonyms: Boat

3. Noun. The compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant.
Exact synonyms: Car
Group relationships: Airship, Dirigible
Generic synonyms: Compartment

Definition of Gondola

1. n. A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually propelled by one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by poling. A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now.

2. n. An elongated car under a dirigible.

Definition of Gondola

1. Noun. A small long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, propelled with a single oar, especially in Venice. ¹

2. Noun. A hanging platform or car for transporting people or cargo ¹

3. Noun. (rail transport) A type of open railway car with low sides, used to carry heavy freight such as crushed rock or steel. ¹

4. Noun. A free-standing shelving unit in a supermarket. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gondola

1. a long, narrow boat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gondola

1. 1. A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually propelled by one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by poling. A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now. 2. A flat-bottomed boat for freight. 3. A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads. Origin: It, dim. Of gonda a gondola; cf. LL. Gandeia a kind of boat, Gr. A drinking vessel; said to be a Persian word; cf. F. Gondole gondola, cup. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gondola

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A gondola of middle size Is about 30 feet long and 5 feet broad, ... A gondola with two oars at Venice is as magnificent as a coach and six horses with a ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Venice & the Veneto by Marissa Fabris (2005)
"Adventures gondola Building Squero Canaletto (Cannaregio 6301, Rio dei Mendicanti, ... -•_ I Thomas Price established the jBf i l'Americano della gondola, ..."

3. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1827)
"THE gondola.s THIS is one of those publications that will be attended with loss to all parties—loss of temper to the author, loss of money to the publisher, ..."

4. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1884)
"THE Venetian gondola is as free and graceful, in its gliding movement, as a serpent. ... The gondola is painted black because in the zenith of Venetian ..."

5. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"Ah, What else is like the gondola ? This level floor of liquid glass Begins beneath ... Ah, Were life but as the gondola !) In one unbroken passage borne To ..."

6. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by Master Car Builders' Association (1906)
"OO gondola car, eight-wheel, drop-bottom, 40 tons capacity or over 330.00 ... Coal car, ordinary, complete 220.00 Box car, complete 255.00 gondola car, ..."

7. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"'"THE Venetian gondola is as free and graceful, in " its gliding movement, as a serpent. ... The gondola is painted black because in the zenith of Venetian ..."

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