Origin of navigator
Examples from the Web for navigator
But my favorite story linked—inevitably—the navigator program to ACORN.What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters
November 2, 2013
Fred Noonan, her navigator, was too drunk to operate the equipment.
She eloped with her navigator, Fred Noonan, to escape her fame.
Wherever the peace process travels from here, the U.S. no longer is its navigator.Obama’s Weak Mideast-Peace Hand
September 23, 2011
The navigator, David Marchant, a larger-than-life figure, had plotted a course to Florida that Nyad and her team trusted.Diana Nyad’s Broken Dream
August 10, 2011
Neither am I a navigator or a pilot, although I can fly in an emergency.The Issahar Artifacts
Jesse Franklin Bone
He could have smashed Norris to a pulp, and none knew it better than the Navigator.The Long Voyage
Carl Richard Jacobi
In his Fort, Allison drawled over the intercom, "Pilot to navigator."A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
The rules are complex and variable, but they are still rules that a navigator can follow.The Repairman
The navigator and one sailor are also Japanese, born in Hawaii but American citizens.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
- a person who is skilled in or performs navigation, esp on a ship or aircraft
- (esp formerly) a person who explores by ship
- an instrument or device for assisting a pilot to navigate an aircraft
Word Origin and History for navigator
1580s, "one who navigates," from Latin navigator "sailor," agent noun from navigat-, stem of navigare (see navigation). Meaning "laborer employed in excavating a canal" is 1775, from sense in inland navigation "communication by canals and rivers" (1727).