aeronaut

[air-uh-nawt, -not]

noun

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

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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