What does the word gondolier mean?

Usage examples for gondolier

  1. The late Mr. Barry once chanted to me a passage of Tasso in the manner of the gondoliers; and I have listened to such from one who in his youth had himself been a gondolier. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Ercole was the chief gondolier- a tall, athletic young man of thirty, handsome and clever. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  3. One day- and it was a bright day indeed for me- the old woman who tended me told me that a gondolier had inquired whether the English signor had gone away or had died; and so I learnt that the little maid had been anxious about me, and that she had sent her brother to inquire, and the brother had no doubt taken to her the reason of my protracted absence from the window. – Victorian Short Stories by Various