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navigator

[nav-i-gey-ter] /ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person who navigates.
2.
a person who practices, or is skilled in, navigation, as of ships or aircraft.
3.
a person who conducts explorations by sea.
4.
British. a navvy.
Origin of navigator
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin nāvigātor a sailor, mariner. See navigate, -tor
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navigator

/ˈnævɪˌɡeɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who is skilled in or performs navigation, esp on a ship or aircraft
2.
(esp formerly) a person who explores by ship
3.
an instrument or device for assisting a pilot to navigate an aircraft
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Word Origin and History for navigator
n.

1580s, "one who navigates," from Latin navigator "sailor," agent noun from navigat-, stem of navigare (see navigation). Meaning "laborer employed in excavating a canal" is 1775, from sense in inland navigation "communication by canals and rivers" (1727).

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