Definitions

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  • noun a noncommissioned officer in the British Royal Air Force.

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  • noun A member of the lowest rank in the Royal Air Force or the air forces of various other Commonwealth countries.

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  • noun a noncommissioned officer in the British Royal Air Force

Etymologies

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aircraft +‎ man

Examples

  • In the center of the field, with rifle to shoulder and aircraftman to load for him, the two men stood “as calmly as if they were on the grouse moors, while the 109s fairly plastered the place”—Wisdom, Wings Over Olympus, p.

    Storyteller

  • He half led, half carried her there, where an aircraftman was just heaving the second last parachute and container through the doorway.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • 'If you fly us into the side of the Weissspitze,' Carpenter said threateningly, 'I'll have you reduced to aircraftman.

    Where Eagles Dare

  • When the war came, he joined the RAF as an aircraftman and served in the Western Desert before going to pilot training in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

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