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


the Argonauts

BrE BrE//ˈɑːɡənɔːts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrɡənɔːts//
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(in ancient Greek stories) the sailors who travelled with Jason, the son of the king of Iolcos in Greece, on his adventures Word Originargonaut from Greek argonautēs ‘sailor in the ship Argo’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Argonauts