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airwoman

Line breaks: air|woman
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːˌwʊmən
 
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Definition of airwoman in English:

noun (plural airwomen)

1A female pilot or member of the crew of an aircraft, especially in an air force.
Example sentences
  • The 36-year-old American airwoman has landed after completing a solo flight of 2,300 miles across the Pacific from Honolulu.
  • Storms over the Pacific today forced America's premier airwoman to abandon her plan to start on her 27,000-mile round-the-world flight.
  • Mail addressed to "Miss Amy Johnson, Famous Airwoman" arrived at the right house.
1.1A female member of the RAF below commissioned rank.
Example sentences
  • As a former Captain in the U.S. Air Force myself, I shared a willingness to protect and defend the United States of America with all my fellow airwomen.
  • Our troops constructed a base for 5,000 airmen and airwomen.
  • The Air Force provides many different opportunities for airmen and airwomen.

Words that rhyme with airwoman

chairwoman

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