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 (ā′vē-ā′trĭks, ăv′ē-)
n. pl. a·vi·a·trix·es or a·vi·a·tri·ces (-trī′sēz′)
A woman aviator. Used especially during the first half of the twentieth century.


(ˌeɪ viˈeɪ trɪks, ˌæv i-)

also a•vi•a•tress, a•vi•a•trice

(ˈeɪ viˌeɪ trɪs, ˈæv i-)

n., pl. -a•tri•ces (-ˈeɪ trəˌsiz, -əˈtraɪ siz) also -a•tress•es.
a woman pilot; aviator.
usage: See -trix.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aviatrix - a woman aviatoraviatrix - a woman aviator      
aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer - someone who operates an aircraft
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Our heroine, Lady Arabella West, is a member of the Sky Sisters, a team of aviatrices who are sent to investigate the appearance of a giant mechanical fire breathing eagle.
Judging from their recent reflection in literature and cinema, the glamorous aviatrices of the 1920s and 1930s are currently enjoying a renaissance as objects of our fascination.
Finally, Millward explores how the famous aviatrices constructed a social and political space for other women to challenge national and international discourses of heteronormativity.