aviatrix

noun
avi·​a·​trix | \ˌā-vē-ˈā-triks, ˌa-\
plural aviatrixes\-​trik-​səz \ or aviatrices\-​trə-​ˌsēz \

Definition of aviatrix 

: a woman who is an aviator

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The first managing director was the pioneering aviatrix Maude Bouldin, and for years the space served as a meeting place for practically every woman's club in Los Angeles. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "3 Newly Renovated Historic Hotels Celebrate L.A.’s Eclectic Past," 21 Aug. 2018 To the horror of his parents, the Duke had had an affair with the dashing aviatrix Beryl Markham. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Royal Bride Who Wore Pink," 18 May 2018 Santa Monica artist Alison Van Pelt portrayed the hotel’s first managing director, the pioneering aviatrix Maude Bouldin, astride a motorcycle. Valli Herman, latimes.com, "The subtle ways the Hotel Figueroa's redesign is a tribute to women," 10 Mar. 2018 Elegantly depicting a map of Central and North America, the watch celebrates the famous aviatrix's famous flight between Mexico and New York on May 8, 1935. Stephen Watson, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Watch is Fancy Enough for the Queen," 1 July 2016 The young and famous aviatrix, who once before crossed the Atlantic with the late Wilmer Stultz, was forced down over Ulster when her plane developed engine trouble. NOLA.com, "Amelia Earhart went missing 80 years ago: See vintage photos," 2 July 2017 Which might be why the conspiracy theories swirling around pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance keep coming. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Amelia Earhart conspiracy theory gets serious; a newly discovered photo puts Japan military on the spot," 5 July 2017 It's been 80 years since Amelia Earhart went missing on July 2, 1937, a mystery that has captured the attention of many in the decades since the aviatrix attempted to make the first around-the-world trip along the Equator. NOLA.com, "Amelia Earhart went missing 80 years ago: See vintage photos," 2 July 2017

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First Known Use of aviatrix

1907, in the meaning defined above

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