aerophile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aero- +‎ -phile

Noun[edit]

aerophile ‎(plural aerophiles)

  1. (biology) Any air-breathing organism.
  2. One who has an interest in flying.
    • 2012, Craig S. Harwood, Gary B. Fogel, Quest for Flight (page 68)
      Through Chanute, the Wrights gained immediate access to Chanute's own experimentation with gliders, his prolific correspondence with like-minded aerophiles []