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Noun: gondola  gón-du-lu
  1. A low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
    - gondola car
  2. Long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice
  3. The compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
    - car

Derived forms: gondolas

Type of: boat, compartment, freight car

Part of: airship, dirigible [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Gondola