What does the word aeronaut mean?

Usage examples for aeronaut

  1. This voyage also remained, I believe, the world's record for distance until 1900, and still remains the American record- and lucky, indeed, will be the aeronaut who beats it. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  2. Trafford was black- coated, silk- hatted, umbrella- d, a decorous young professor in the place of the cheerful aeronaut who had fallen so gaily out of the sky. – Marriage by H. G. Wells