Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pilot or navigator of a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sails or floats in the air; an aërial navigator; a balloonist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An aërial navigator; a balloonist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who glides through the air in an airship or balloon
  • noun balloonist

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who operates an aircraft

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[aero– + Greek nautēs, sailor; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the French aéronaute; compare the Italian aeronauta.

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