Share this entry
Fulton, Robert Syllabification: Ful·ton, Robert
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝oltn/

Definition of Fulton, Robert in English:

( 1765–1815), US inventor; pioneer of the steamship. He constructed a steam-propelleddiving-boat” in 1800, which he submerged to a depth of 25 feet (7.6 m). In 1806, he built the first successful paddle steamer, the Clermont. Eighteen other steamships were subsequently built, inaugurating the era of commercial steam navigation.
Definition of Fulton, Robert in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources