- a person who ascends in a balloon, especially as a sport or hobby.
Origin of balloonist
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Examples from the Web for balloonist
"Then I have a proposition to make," went on the balloonist.
"I guess that will show up every pebble in the road," commented the balloonist.
"The motor seems to be all right," remarked the balloonist, as he inspected it.
He put the charm away, and then summoned his father and the balloonist.
"I've got it, sir," responded the balloonist, with triumphant emphasis.