aeronaut

[air-uh-nawt, -not]

noun

the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft.
a traveler in an airship.

Nearby words

  1. aerometeorograph,
  2. aerometer,
  3. aerometric,
  4. aerometry,
  5. aeron.,
  6. aeronautical,
  7. aeronautical engineering,
  8. aeronautics,
  9. aeroneurosis,
  10. aeronomy

Origin of aeronaut

1775–85; < French aéronaute < Greek āero- aero- + naútēs sailor; cf. nautical, Argonaut

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aeronaut

noun

a person who flies in a lighter-than-air craft, esp the pilot or navigator
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