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A pilot or navigator of a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon.

[aero- + Greek nautēs, sailor; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Aeronautics) a person who flies in a lighter-than-air craft, esp the pilot or navigator
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(ˈɛər əˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt)

1. the pilot of a balloon or other lighter-than-air aircraft.
2. a traveler in an airship.
[1775–85; < French aéronaute < Greek āero- aero- + naútēs sailor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aeronaut - someone who operates an aircraftaeronaut - someone who operates an aircraft  
airwoman, aviatress, aviatrix - a woman aviator
airplane pilot, pilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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[ˈɛərənɔːt] Naeronauta mf
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nAeronaut(in) m(f)
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Abstract.--Reproductive activities of White-throated Swifts (Aeronautes saxatalis) were examined from 1997 to 2006 at two nest sites in a human-made structure in southern California.