noun nav·i·ga·tor \ˈna-və-ˌgā-tər\

: a person who finds out how to get to a place : a person who navigates a ship, an airplane, etc.

: a device (such as a computer) that is used to plan or find the route to a place

Full Definition of NAVIGATOR

:  one that navigates or is qualified to navigate

Examples of NAVIGATOR

  1. The crew includes a copilot and a navigator.
  2. Would you be willing to act as navigator while I drive?
  3. The ship is equipped with a satellite navigator.

First Known Use of NAVIGATOR


Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with NAVIGATOR

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NAVIGATOR Defined for Kids


noun nav·i·ga·tor \ˈna-və-ˌgā-tər\

Definition of NAVIGATOR for Kids

:  an officer on a ship or aircraft responsible for directing its course


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