Definition of balloonist in English:

balloonist

noun

  • See ballooning

    • ‘Lowe and his balloonists provided effective aerial reconnaissance during several major campaigns in 1862 and 1863.’
    • ‘You're too late, but if you wish I can try to book you for flying with one of our balloonists.’
    • ‘Our balloonist Gaston fires the burner again, reheating the air to regain our lost altitude.’
    • ‘This latest adventure gives Fossett yet another aviation record, adding to the many he holds as a balloonist, pilot and sailor.’
    • ‘A balloon used by balloonists today works on hot air.’

Pronunciation

balloonist

/bəˈluːnɪst/