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Definition of "airman" []

  • An enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force that is above airman basic and below airman first class. (noun)
  • A person who holds this rank. (noun)
  • An enlisted person in the U.S. Navy working with aircraft. (noun)
  • An aviator. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "airman" in a sentence
  • "At one point during that period, there was a slight panic in the USAF ranks, at any rate — the first term airman re-enlistment rate for Arabic linguists for one entire year was 0%."
  • "We would like to include the poem sent to us by Sarah Parker McAdams, the sister of John R. Parker, the American airman from the “Queen Bee” aircraft of VPB-117 who was executed at Taipei on June 19, 1945."
  • "Intelligence Agency (DIA), but the presence of the photo in the file seems to indicate that the airman is Shelton."