Origin of Argonaut
Examples from the Web for argonaut
The Argonaut was built to run on the surface or on the bottom; she was not designed to navigate half-way between.Stories of Inventors|Russell Doubleday
This experience caused me to apply to the Argonaut a further improvement, for which I had already applied for a patent.
All first experiences, however, have not been so pleasant as that of the Argonaut's trial.
This type of engine, with but slight modifications, was installed in six other boats built subsequent to the Argonaut.
I remember the time when it was first decided to give a public exhibition of the Argonaut in 1897.
Word Origin for Argonaut
"sailor of the Argo," 1580s (implied in argonautic), from Argo + Greek nautes "sailor" (see naval). Adventurers in the California Gold Rush of 1848 were called argonauts (because they sought the golden fleece) by those who stayed home.