gon·​do·​lier | \ˌgän-də-ˈlir \

Definition of gondolier 

: one who propels a Venetian gondola

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Take a gondola ride down the Canal just before sunset while being serenaded by the gondolier and enjoying the beautiful view. Leslie Bailey, Indianapolis Star, "Don't have $1,500 for new nonstop flight to Paris? 15 ways to enjoy Parisian pleasures in Indy," 23 May 2018 Canals were dug, gondoliers were brought from Italy and a pier was erected as part of his vision for the Venice of America. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Vintage SoCal: An original from the dawn of Venice of America," 18 May 2018 Johnson, who worked as a gondolier at The Venetian hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, was chosen out of 180 individuals to sing the national anthem for Vegas before the season started, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Vegas Golden Knights national anthem singer throws shade at Carrie Underwood," 17 May 2018 Bruno, a longtime buddy, was one of their first gondoliers and later became a business partner. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "No sole mio. Venetian gondolas on Esplanade go quiet," 30 Mar. 2018 Gibbons initially learned to row a gondola in Venice, and trained his venture’s other gondoliers. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "No sole mio. Venetian gondolas on Esplanade go quiet," 30 Mar. 2018 After 17 years of plying the waters along the Esplanade, the Charles River gondoliers are hanging up their 14-foot oars. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "No sole mio. Venetian gondolas on Esplanade go quiet," 30 Mar. 2018 The president of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. Thomas Macmillan, The Cut, "The Classic Study That Showed the World Is Smaller Than You Think," 14 Mar. 2018 The Gondoliers Lamplighters Music Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera about two handsome Venetian gondoliers who become kings, somewhat to their wives’ dismay. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of Feb. 18," 14 Feb. 2018

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gondolier

: a person who operates a gondola (sense 1)

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