backseater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back seat +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

backseater (plural backseaters)

  1. A navigator who accompanies the pilot of an aircraft.
  2. A slang term used mainly in the military, any person who fly's in an aircraft but does not actually pilot the aircraft. Examples: Flight engineer, Combat Systems Officer, etc.