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Fulton, Robert

Syllabification: Ful·ton, Robert
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝oltn
 
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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.

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