gondola

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From Venetian, which likely derives from Byzantine Greek κοντούρα (kontoúra, small tail).

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gondola (plural gondolas)

  1. A small long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, propelled with a single oar, especially in Venice.
  2. A hanging platform or car for transporting people or cargo.
    1. An enclosed car attached to a cable mechanically lifted up the side of a mountain; an enclosed ski lift; a cable car.
    2. The car or basket of a hot-air balloon, airship, zeppelin, etc.
    3. The hanging cart in which a glass-cleaning worker stands to clean exterior glass on tall buildings.
    4. That part of a transporter bridge that carries passengers, vehicles, along the length of the bridge span.
  3. (rail transport) (US) A type of open railway car with low sides, used to carry heavy freight such as crushed rock or steel.
  4. A free-standing shelving unit in a supermarket.

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gondola f (plural gondole)

  1. gondola

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