Definition of aeronaut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛərənɔːt/


A traveller in a hot-air balloon, airship, or other flying craft.
Example sentences
  • Ironically, the dunes remaining are not the ones from which the famous aeronauts tried their flying machines.
  • The aeronauts tested a three-winged glider, but when the lower wing kept catching on the dunes Avery removed it.
  • Cartier designed the first wristwatch so the aeronaut could check the time without removing his hands from the controls.


Late 18th century: from French aéronaute, from Greek aēr 'air' + nautēs 'sailor'.

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