aeronaut

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French aéronaute; compare the Italian aeronauta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛəɹəˌnɔːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛɹəˌnɔt/, (especially caught-cot merged) IPA(key): /ˈɛɹəˌnɑt/

Noun[edit]

aeronaut (plural aeronauts)

  1. One who glides through the air in an airship or balloon
  2. balloonist