Definition of aviator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪvɪeɪtə/


1chiefly dated A pilot.
Example sentences
  • The Air Force currently suffers from a critical shortage of aviators for manned aircraft.
  • Nevertheless, the first Cirus Design entry continues to make friends among new pilots and old aviators alike.
  • The first enlisted aviators were trained by pilots who learned from the Wright brothers.
2 [as modifier] trademark in the UK Denoting a style of sunglasses having a thin wire frame and large lenses: he has a short grey beard and wears a flannel shirt, jeans, and aviator glasses
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  • The other one was Jeffrey, a short pudgy guy with wire framed aviator glasses, bushy eyebrows and a penchant for wearing flip flops even when it was cold out.
  • We saw a deeply tanned, muscular young man wearing aviator glasses.
  • An example of metal frame shades are aviator glasses, which are among Spring's Must-Haves, made popular by Ray-Ban.
2.1 (aviators) A pair of aviator sunglasses: I wear aviators, but it’s purely because they are practical sunglasses as opposed to being fashion accessories
More example sentences
  • The most stylish sunglasses this season are military chic aviators, but wrap-arounds and 50s style shades are cool too.
  • Get in the shade with the best shields, wraparounds, aviators, and rimless frames, and all eyes will be on you.
  • For something more subtle and different from the classic plastic frames, there are these Toreadior aviators with swarovski crystals on the side.

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