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aer·o·naut

 (âr′ə-nôt′)
n.
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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aeronaut

(ˈɛərəˌnɔːt)
n
(Aeronautics) a person who flies in a lighter-than-air craft, esp the pilot or navigator
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aer•o•naut

(ˈɛər əˌnɔt, -ˌnɒt)

n.
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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Translations

aeronaut

[ˈɛərənɔːt] Naeronauta mf
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aeronaut

nAeronaut(in) m(f)
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It meant building them by the thousand and making aeronauts by the.hundred thousand.
When Bert's sense of security was sufficiently restored for him to watch the battle again, he perceived that a brisk little fight was in progress between the Asiatic aeronauts and the German engineers for the possession of Niagara city.
Some,landed, and their aeronauts took cover and became energetic infantry soldiers.
They flew in scraps and fragments, turf, trees, and gravel leapt and fell; the aeronauts still lying along the canal bank were thrown about like sacks, catspaws flew across the foaming water.
The aeronaut carried a gun firing explosive bullets loaded with oxygen, and in addition, and true to the best tradition of Japan, a sword.
They were declared to be aerial torpedo-boats, and the aeronaut was supposed to swoop close to his antagonist and cast his bombs as he whirled past.
His cheap blue serge trousers were thrust into German airship rubber boots, and on his head he wore an aeronaut's white cap that was a trifle too large for him.
As aeronauts lighten the load they carry, when they wish to rise, similarly Durdles has lightened the wicker bottle in coming up.
The machine immediately broke through the massive substructure upon which it was builded, and sank out of sight into the earth, the aeronaut springing out barely in time to save himself.
A valve opened from one balloon into the other, and thus enabled the aeronaut to communicate with both.
Just say the word,--teetotal, vegetarian, aeronaut, theosophist, superman.
He will next be seen in Amazon Studios' adventure film 'The Aeronauts', which will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.