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airman (n.)

also air-man, "aeronaut," 1873 of pilots of balloons; 1910 of airplane pilots, from air (n.1) + man (n.).

updated on September 16, 2022

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Definitions of airman from WordNet

airman (n.)
someone who operates an aircraft;
Synonyms: aviator / aeronaut / flier / flyer
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