the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft.
a traveler in an airship.
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How to use aeronaut in a sentence
“Madam,” said the aeronaut addressing Miss Sallie, but looking at Barbara, who stood by her side.The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires | Laura Dent Crane
I was obsessed, I suppose, by that perpetual dread of the modern aeronaut, a flash between engine and balloon.Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
However, he insisted, and he finally persuaded the famous aeronaut Green to take him up.
Greatly improved in construction it came into its true and important rle as the “life-belt” of the aeronaut.
On every clear day when the wind was favorable, the plucky little aeronaut was out, learning to use his new-found wings.
British Dictionary definitions for aeronaut
a person who flies in a lighter-than-air craft, esp the pilot or navigator
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