aeronaut

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noun aero·naut \ˈer-ə-ˌnȯt, -ˌnät\

Definition of aeronaut

  1. :  one who operates or travels in an airship or balloon

Origin and Etymology of aeronaut

French aéronaute, from aér- aer- + Greek nautēs sailor — more at nautical


First Known Use: 1784



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