- the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft.
- a traveler in an airship.
Origin of aeronaut
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Examples from the Web for aeronaut
The valve was shut by order of the aeronaut, and we descended rapidly.My Double Life
"Well, I don't know much about electricity," admitted the aeronaut.
"We'll have to get after Andy again," declared the aeronaut.
As he pulled out the switch, the aeronaut gave a glance at the apparatus.
"I fancied they were spring flowers," said the aeronaut in a stage-aside.
- a person who flies in a lighter-than-air craft, esp the pilot or navigator
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