Definitions

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

  • n. An enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force that is above airman basic and below airman first class.
  • n. A person who holds this rank.
  • n. An enlisted person in the U.S. Navy working with aircraft.
  • n. An aviator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pilot of an aircraft
  • n. A member of an air force
  • n. A rank in the U.S. Air Force above Airman Basic and below Airman First Class.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who ascends or flies in an aircraft; an aviator; an airplane pilot.
  • n. an enlisted man in the air force; there are several grades.

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

  • n. someone who operates an aircraft

Etymologies

air +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At one point during that period, there was a slight panic in the USAF ranks, at any rate — the first term airman re-enlistment rate for Arabic linguists for one entire year was 0%.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Arabic Language Expertise in the Military

  • We would like to include the poem sent to us by Sarah Parker McAdams, the sister of John R. Parker, the American airman from the “Queen Bee” aircraft of VPB-117 who was executed at Taipei on June 19, 1945.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter

  • Intelligence Agency (DIA), but the presence of the photo in the file seems to indicate that the airman is Shelton.

    Shelton, Charles E.

  • The face of the airman is blacked out by the U.S. Defense

    Shelton, Charles E.

  • I NOTICE that apart from the widespread complaint that the German pilotless planes ‘seem so unnatural’ (a bomb dropped by a live airman is quite natural, apparently), some journalists are denouncing them as barbarous, inhumane, and ‘an indiscriminate attack on civilians’.

    As I Please

  • On another a man in airman’s costume is fighting barehanded against a rat somewhat larger than a donkey.

    Boys' Weeklies

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    Anime Pulse » Shows

  • TPCMS Director reads a note from Charles Parker, brother of slain airman.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter

  • The airman is the first U.S. fatality in Iraq this month.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2008

  • The airman was the pilot of the Air Force F-16 fighter jet that crashed northwest of Baghdad.

    CNN Transcript Jun 15, 2007

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