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

  • n. One, such as an ornithologist, who works with birds.
  • n. Slang An aviator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a man who works with birds
  • n. an aviator

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fowler or birdcatcher.
  • n. An aviator; airman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird-catcher; a fowler.
  • n. An ornithologist.
  • n. One who stuffs birds.


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