Definition of aeronaut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeərənɔːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerənɔːt//
People in air travel
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a traveller in a hot-air balloon or airship See related entries: People in air travel Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French aéronaute, from Greek aēr ‘air’ + nautēs ‘sailor’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aeronaut