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flight engineer

a member of an aircraft crew responsible for the mechanical systems, fueling, and servicing of the craft.
Origin of flight engineer
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And the flight engineer got a black eye walking into a door.

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  • "Look here," the flight engineer pointed through the window to the horizon ahead.

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  • Sure, it was only a three-man crew—himself, a flight engineer, an astronavigator.

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  • Tom caught his flight engineer's eye and signaled with his head that it might be a good idea to get rid of the students.

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British Dictionary definitions for flight engineer

flight engineer

the member of an aircraft crew who is responsible for the operation of the aircraft's systems, including the engines, during flight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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