navigator

noun
nav·​i·​ga·​tor | \ˈna-və-ˌgā-tər \

Definition of navigator 

: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate

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Examples of navigator in a Sentence

The crew includes a copilot and a navigator. Would you be willing to act as navigator while I drive? The ship is equipped with a satellite navigator.
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Both the pilot and the navigator managed to eject safely. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russian surveillance plane got shot down by Syria—and Russia blames Israel," 18 Sep. 2018 Health and Human Services encouraged navigators to promote those non-compliant plans. Abbe Gluck, Vox, "The fate of the ACA could turn on Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment," 23 July 2018 And the point of the navigators isn't to run up huge enrollment numbers. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: 'ACA' removed from swaths of Medicaid.gov website, watchdog reports," 12 July 2018 This is a huge cut to navigator programs across the country. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump Officials Slash Grants That Help Consumers Get Obamacare," 10 July 2018 Going forward, the administration wants navigators to steer clients into skimpier health coverage. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Administration Aims to Steer People Toward Junk Health Plans Over Obamacare," 11 July 2018 Ray's group received $4.9 million last year to fund more than 130 navigators across Florida to reach the state's vulnerable residents. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Trump administration slashes funding for Obamacare outreach program," 10 July 2018 The administration is not only cutting grants to navigators, but fundamentally changing their mission. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump Officials Slash Grants That Help Consumers Get Obamacare," 10 July 2018 The radio operator, navigator and flight engineer have already been made redundant by technological advances. The Economist, "Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of navigator

1574, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of navigator was in 1574

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navigator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of navigator

: 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

navigator

noun
nav·​i·​ga·​tor | \ˈna-və-ˌgā-tər \

Kids Definition of navigator

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

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