aviatrix

[ ey-vee-ey-triks, av-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ viˈeɪ trɪks, ˌæv i- /

noun, plural a·vi·a·tri·ces [ey-vee-ey-truh-seez, -uh-trahy-seez, av-ee-]. /ˌeɪ viˈeɪ trəˌsiz, -əˈtraɪ siz, ˌæv i-/.

a woman who is a pilot; aviator.

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Also a·vi·a·tress, a·vi·a·trice [ey-vee-ey-tris]. /ˈeɪ viˌeɪ trɪs/.

Origin of aviatrix

First recorded in 1925–30; aviat(or) + -trix

usage note for aviatrix

See -trix.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for aviatrix

  • The aviatrix sat looking on through all this tumult with a happy smile.

  • Miss Helen Goodrich, who is an aviatrix of note, was arrested in Bremen this morning charged with kidnapping.

    News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
  • Miss Helen Goodrich, an aviatrix of note, was arrested in Bremen this morning charged with kidnapping.

    News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer