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Curtiss, Glenn

Syllabification: Cur·tiss, Glenn
Pronunciation: /ˈkərtəs
 
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Definition of Curtiss, Glenn in English:

( 1878–1930), US air pioneer and aircraft designer; full name Glenn Hammond Curtiss. In 1908, Curtiss made the first public US flight, traversing 0.6 miles (1.0 km). He built his first airplane in 1909 and invented the aileron and then demonstrated the first practical seaplane two years later.

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