one who practices astrogation; (also) an instrument used for this purpose
Surely a complete faith in the laws of mathematics and astronomy must be the first requisite of the interplanetary astrogator.
‘Not with a woman aboard,’ grunted the astrogator.
Harbord was a good astrogator.
Your job is to tend the control machinery, and to act as assistant astrogator no matter what happens.
So you want to be an astrogator?
I'll astrogate—shucks, I suppose it’s all right to call me the astrogator, under the circumstances.
Blast the astragator! All it gives is courses that swing around the whole rim of the System.
The astrogator was carrying a set of charts, and seemed a little ill at ease.
In minutes there were only a few amber lights left on the panels…and the milky glow of Chekov’s navigation astrogator.
My astrogator and supercargo. We're free traders.
Don’t try to hack the control systems—you could screw up life support. Besides, you’re not an astrogator.
Next to him, on the other side of the astrogator, Ensign Sheryl Gates filled in for Chekov at the navigation console.
His gaze skitters around the room, looking anywhere but at Amber—and Pierre, her lanky toy-boy astrogator and bed warmer—as he laces his fingers.
David Lasser, "the Conquest of Space"
Earliest cite in the OED: Nov 1942
Earliest cite in Brave New Words: 1935
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