- an aviator.
- U.S. Air Force. an enlisted person of one of the three lowest ranks (airman basic, airman, airman first class).
- a member of a military aircrew.
- (in other countries) an enlisted person in the air force.
Origin of airman
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Examples from the Web for airman
We talk about four pillars of an airman in comprehensive airmen fitness.U.S. Air Force: Swear to God—or Get Out
September 8, 2014
My uncle, Wendell Grimke Freeland, my mother's brother, is 83 years old and here at the Inauguration as a Tuskegee airman.The Daily Beast D.C. Diary
The Daily Beast
January 19, 2009
The lark, the eagle, the airman, have all to come to earth again.The Heart of Nature
Some proud Boche airman is wearing an iron cross on my account.
The best that the airman can do is to repeat, “We're here, and we look at it like blind men.”
The airman goes out to seek his enemy: he must be full of initiative.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
If there is one task which an airman dislikes more than any other, it is report-writing.Tam O' The Scoots
- an aviator, esp a man who serves in his country's air force
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