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bird·man

 (bûrd′mən)
n.
1. (also -măn′) One, such as an ornithologist, who works with birds.
2. Slang An aviator.

birdman

(ˈbɜːdˌmæn; -mən)
n, pl -men
1. a man concerned with birds, such as a fowler or ornithologist
2. a man who attempts to fly using his own muscle power
3. (Military) an obsolete informal name for airman

bird•man

(ˈbɜrdˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
1. a person who keeps or watches birds.
2. Informal. aviator.
[1690–1700]
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He's travelled across the world to take part in Birdman competitions, and the sport even took him as far as a gathering of hundreds of birdmen in Taiwan though poor weather left him unable to fly, so he's hoping to be able to try that competition again soon.