- the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft.
- a traveler in an airship.
Origin of aeronaut
Related Words for aeronautflier, navigator, captain, aviator, leader, pilot, scout, jockey, dean, conductor, lead, bellwether, director, ace, flyer, guide, eagle, aerialist, coxswain, steerer
Examples from the Web for aeronaut
Historical Examples of 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