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aeronaut

[ air-uh-nawt, -not ]
/ ˈɛər əˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt /
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noun
the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft.
a traveler in an airship.
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Origin of aeronaut

1775–85; <French aéronaute<Greek āero-aero- + naútēs sailor; cf. nautical, Argonaut
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British Dictionary definitions for aeronaut

aeronaut
/ (ˈɛərəˌnɔːt) /

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