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n. - United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869).

Usage examples (36)
  • The name Roebling was “invaluable to this enterprise in its infancy,” Kingsley would explain.
  • The name Roebling “invaluable”: Kingsley, in a speech given on the opening of the bridge, May 24, 1883.
  • The identification of the name Roebling with the bridge at Brooklyn was, of course, quite a good thing for the family business.
  • He turned onto Roebling and pulled over to the curb. for more
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