Definition of gondolier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɡɒndəˈlɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡɑːndəˈlɪr//
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a person whose job is to move and steer a gondola in Venice Word Origin early 17th cent.: via French from Italian gondoliere, from gondola, from Rhaeto-Romance gondolà ‘to rock, roll’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gondolier