Definition of Ericsson, John in English:

Ericsson, John

Syllabification: Er·ics·son, John
Pronunciation: /ˈeriksən
( 1803–89), Swedish engineer whose inventions included the marine screw propeller (1836) and a steam railroad locomotive that rivaled George Stephenson’s Rocket.

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cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit