Part of speech: noun

One who operates a balloon or flying- machine; an aeronaut or aviator.

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Usage examples "airman":

  1. " Not at all," corrected the good- natured airman. - "Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane", Roy Rockwood.
  2. She introduced Captain Hannaford to Mademoiselle Grant, and he in turn introduced " Mr. Richard Carleton, the well- known airman," to them both. - "The Guests Of Hercules", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  3. The airman sails out over the lines of battle, so far above the earth when necessary as to be out of range of the most powerful guns, and with glasses looks down upon the whole country. - "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.