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balloonist

[buh-loo-nist] /bəˈlu nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who ascends in a balloon, especially as a sport or hobby.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; balloon + -ist
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  • The ant walks past that stone along a path that is straight as seen by a balloonist high above the desert.
  • He's now a hot air balloonist who works as a motivational speaker and lectures children about seatbelt safety.

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