Definitions for navigatorˈnæv ɪˌgeɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sailing master, navigator(noun)

    the ship's officer in charge of navigation

  2. navigator(noun)

    the member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course

  3. navigator(noun)

    in earlier times, a person who explored by ship


  1. navigator(Noun)

    a person who navigates, especially an officer with that responsibility on a ship or an aircrew member with that responsibility on an aircraft

  2. navigator(Noun)

    a sea explorer

  3. navigator(Noun)

    a device that navigates an aircraft, automobile or missile

  4. navigator(Noun)

    : a labourer on an engineering project such as a canal; a navvy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigator(noun)

    one who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator


  1. Navigator

    A navigator is the person on board a ship or aircraft responsible for its navigation. The navigator's primary responsibility is to be aware of ship or aircraft position at all times. Responsibilities include planning the journey, advising the Captain or aircraft Commander of estimated timing to destinations while en route, and ensuring hazards are avoided. The navigator is in charge of maintaining the aircraft or ship's nautical charts, nautical publications, and navigational equipment, and generally has responsibility for meteorological equipment and communications. In the world's air forces, modern navigators are frequently tasked with weapon systems employment and co-pilot type duties depending on the type, model and series of aircraft. In the U.S. Air Force, the aeronautical rating of Navigator has been augmented by addition of the Combat Systems Officer, while in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, those officers formerly called Navigators or Naval Aviation Observers have been known as Naval Flight Officers since the mid-1960s. USAF Navigators/Combat Systems Officers and USN/USMC Naval Flight Officers must be Basic Mission Qualified in their aircraft, or fly with an Instructor Navigator or Instructor NFO to provide the necessary training for their duties.

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