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



BrE BrE//ˈeɪvieɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪvieɪtər//
(old-fashioned) People in air travel
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a person who flies an aircraft One of Australia’s pioneering women aviators learnt to fly in the 1930s. an intrepid aviator See related entries: People in air travel Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French aviateur, from Latin avis ‘bird’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aviator