from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pilot or navigator of a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who glides through the air in an airship or balloon
- n. balloonist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aërial navigator; a balloonist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who sails or floats in the air; an aërial navigator; a balloonist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who operates an aircraft
The aeronaut is strapped into a carrier, attached to a sail wing of nylon stretched on an aluminium frame like a paper dart, and jumps into the air from a high place.
“Land,” called the aeronaut, his voice small against the whistling of the air over the wind-screen.
Japanese, and it is characteristic that from the first it was contemplated that the aeronaut should be a swordsman.
It was no easy task to carry, half dragging it, the heavy body of Mr. Damon off the platform, but the aeronaut was a muscular individual, and long hanging from a trapeze, at great heights, stood him in good stead.
The aeroplane owner who hires a professional aeronaut, that is, one who has qualified as an expert, owes him very little legal duty to supply him with a perfect aeroplane.
"Land," called the aeronaut, his voice small against the whistling of the air over the wind-screen.
Mostly they were Japanese, and it is characteristic that from the first it was contemplated that the aeronaut should be a swordsman.
Sam Elliot is again the great Western icon as a Texan "aeronaut" signed on to the Arctic expedition.
Robert Falcon Scott became the first "aeronaut" when hespent an hour, 800 feet over the edgeof the Ross Ice ShelfonFebruary 4, 1902.
Flight pioneer Bertrand Piccard, an aeronaut who made the first nonstop round the world balloon flight, recently unveiled a prototype of an incredible solar-powered airplane that will one day circle the globe.
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