- a pilot of an airplane or other heavier-than-air aircraft.
- aviators, aviator glasses.
Origin of aviator
Related Words for aviatornavigator, flier, pilot, jockey, ace, eagle, hotshot, aeronaut, barnstormer
Examples from the Web for aviator
Contemporary Examples of aviator
He may look Top Gun, with his flight suit and aviator shades, but beneath the façade lays a man torn to pieces.Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill': A Searing Indictment of America's Drone Warfare Obsession
September 6, 2014
Meanwhile, it seems like Ted is taking his nice guy charms and aviator collection to sunny Los Angeles—for now.Where ‘Mad Men’ Left Off: A Primer for Season Seven
April 11, 2014
Cordice was the son of a North Carolina doctor, but he had hoped to become an engineer and an aviator like Charles Lindbergh.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
In 2004, she won again for The Aviator, which spanned the first half of the 20th century.Finally! ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Is Hollywood’s First 1990s Period Piece
December 23, 2013
But we can recognize that heavy-handed corruption ought to belong to the era of flamboyant comb-overs and aviator glasses.The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’
December 17, 2013
Historical Examples of aviator
What did it matter to her whether Urquhart qualified as an aviator or not?Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
The aviator went out with him, and when they were outside he slapped him on the back.
He suggested nothing to Greene; the rest was decidedly up to the aviator.
"I did understand that he was making the flight himself," said the aviator in surprise.Jack O' Judgment
There is a French aviator here, but he has not got his machine, so I am afraid there is no hope for me.'My Beloved Poilus'
- old-fashioned the pilot of an aeroplane or airship; flyer
Word Origin and History for aviator
"aircraft pilot," 1887, from French aviateur, from Latin avis (see aviary) + -ateur. Also used c.1891 in a sense of "aircraft." Feminine form aviatrix is from 1927; earlier aviatrice (1910), aviatress (1911).