Definitions

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

  • noun One who operates an aircraft; a pilot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flying-machine employing the principle of the aëroplane.
  • noun One who directs the course of a flying-machine or who practises the art of flying or gliding through the air.

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

  • noun An experimenter in aviation.
  • noun archaic A flying machine.
  • noun The driver or pilot of an aircraft, especially of an airplane.

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

  • noun An aircraft pilot. The use of the word may imply claims of superior airmanship, as in navy aviator vs. air force pilot.
  • noun obsolete An experimenter in aviation.
  • noun obsolete A flying machine.

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

[French aviateur, from aviation, aviation; see aviation.]

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From French aviateur

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