Meaning of montgolfier

mont•gol•fi•er

Pronunciation: (mont-gol'fē-ur Fr. môn-gôl-fyā'), [key]
— pl. -fi•ers
  1. a balloon raised by air heated from a fire in the lower part.

Mont•gol•fi•er

Pronunciation: (mont-gol'fē-ur Fr. môn-gôl-fyā'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1745–99, and his brother1740–1810, French aeronauts: inventors of the first practical balloon 1783.
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