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[nav-i-gey-ter] /ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪ tər/

a person who .
a person who practices, or is skilled in, , as of ships or aircraft.
a person who conducts explorations by sea.
British. a navvy.
a person who is skilled in or performs navigation, esp on a ship or aircraft
(esp formerly) a person who explores by ship
an instrument or device for assisting a pilot to navigate an aircraft

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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