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NOUN (3)

1. a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof;
[syn: gondola car, gondola]

2. long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice;

3. the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant;
[syn: car, gondola]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gondola \Gon"do*la\, n. [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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat-bottomed boat for freight. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 3. A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 4. (A["e]ronautics) An elongated car under a dirigible. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gondola n 1: a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof [syn: gondola car, gondola] 2: long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice 3: the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant [syn: car, gondola]