air·​man | \ ˈer-mən How to pronounce airman (audio) \
plural airmen

Definition of airman

1 : a civilian or military pilot, aviator, or aviation technician
2 : an enlisted person in the air force: such as
a : an enlisted person of one of the four ranks below sergeant
b : an enlisted person ranking above an airman basic and below an airman first class

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Examples of airman in a Sentence

her father was an airman who was shot down in Vietnam
Recent Examples on the Web Among those brothers who enlisted ahead of her, Davis says two of them went into the Marines, one became a sailor, one worked as an aircraft airman and one was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S.O. Jeff Truesdell,, 28 July 2022 The Air Force will not release the airman's name unless charges are preferred. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 21 June 2022 The fatalities included the gunman, an Air Force airman, whose criminal records that would have barred him from purchasing guns had not been submitted to NICS. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 The electrician was an airman in a training program that involved working alongside active-duty troops. al, 22 May 2022 He is believed to be the last living Tuskegee airman in Rhode Island. Globe Staff,, 21 May 2022 An American airman has been arrested following an investigation into an attack that wounded four troops at a small U.S. base in eastern Syria in April. Doha Madani, NBC News, 22 June 2022 An airman was arrested in the U.S. on Thursday in connection with an April attack at a base in Syria that injured four other U.S. service members, according to a new statement from an Air Force official. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 21 June 2022 Lieutenant Colonel Chris Graham, who grew up in Miami and served as an airman in Iraq, will lead the volunteer civilian force that originated during World War II but was deactivated in 1947. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of airman

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Aug 2022

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air·​man | \ ˈer-mən How to pronounce airman (audio) \
plural airmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of airman

1 : an enlisted person in the air force in one of the ranks below sergeant

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