birdmen

birdman

[burd-man, -muhn]
noun, plural birdmen [burd-men, -muhn] .
1.
an ornithologist.
3.
a person who keeps or tends birds.
4.
a person who hunts birds for food or sport; fowler.
5.
Informal. aviator.

Origin:
1690–1700; bird + man1

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birdman (ˈbɜːdˌmæn, -mən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a man concerned with birds, such as a fowler or ornithologist
2.  a man who attempts to fly using his own muscle power
3.  an obsolete informal name for airman

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