Definition of airman in English:

airman

Syllabification: air·man
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rmən
 
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noun (plural airmen)

  • 1A pilot or member of the crew of an aircraft, especially in an air force.
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    • It's the level of organization where Air Force pilots and airmen feel they're part of the same unit.
    • Often as not the rest of the crew could be split to form the nucleus of a new crew, or more likely, they could be whisked away individually to fly with other crews as replacements for airmen who had been killed or wounded.
    • Some 640 airmen and ground crew are joining the aircraft.
  • 1.1A member of the US Air Force of the lowest rank, below sergeant.
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    • If it doesn't get the volunteers to fill a growing need for recruiters, the Air Force will select airmen from other jobs to fill slots.
    • I do this not to demean the contributions of the Air Force or its airmen.
    • If you're at least a senior airman with three years' Air Force experience, you can submit a package.
  • 1.2A member of the US Navy whose general duties are concerned with aircraft.
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    • Plane captains usually are undesignated Navy airmen, meaning they haven't picked a rate or occupation specialty.
    • A recruit can easily become a fireman in engineering on a frigate or just as easily direct aircraft on a carrier as an airman.
    • The airman notified a tech sergeant, who then opened a panel to check the hydraulic leak.

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