Part of speech: noun

A balloonist; aviator.

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Usage examples "aeronaut":

  1. The journey was uneventful; there was a moderate northerly breeze, and the aeronaut attained a considerable altitude, so that he and his animals were in danger of frost- bite. - "The Mastery of the Air", William J. Claxton.
  2. 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", Edgar Beecher Bronson.
  3. 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", H. G. Wells.