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aviator

[ ey-vee-ey-ter, av-ee- ]
/ ˈeɪ viˌeɪ tər, ˈæv i- /
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noun

a pilot of an airplane or other heavier-than-air aircraft.
aviators, aviator glasses.

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Origin of aviator

1885–90; <French aviateur. See aviation, -eur
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British Dictionary definitions for aviator

aviator
/ (ˈeɪvɪˌeɪtə) /

noun

old-fashioned the pilot of an aeroplane or airship; flyer

Derived forms of aviator

aviatrix or aviatress, fem n
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