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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gon·do·la /ˈgɑndələ ||, gɑnˈdo-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gon·do·la n.
 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.
 2. A flat-bottomed boat for freight. [U. S.]
 3. A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads. [U. S.]
 4. Aëronautics An elongated car under a dirigible.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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