airman

noun air·man \ -mən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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 three ranks below sergeant
b :an enlisted person ranking above an airman basic and below an airman first class

Examples of airman in a Sentence

  1. her father was an airman who was shot down in Vietnam

Recent Examples of airman from the Web

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First Known Use of airman

1873

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AIRMAN Defined for English Language Learners

airman

noun

Definition of airman for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the air force with a rank below that of sergeant


AIRMAN Defined for Kids

airman

noun air·man \ ˈer-mən \

Definition of airman for Students

plural airmen \-mən\
1 :an enlisted person in the air force in one of the ranks below sergeant
2 :1pilot 3, aviator


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