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Aviette \A`vi*ette"\, n. A heavier-than-air flying machine in which the motive power is furnished solely by the aviator.

Note: In the 1980's and 1990's, using modern light-weight but strong films and supporting structures, planes such as the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross were built, powered by a human using pedals to drive the propeller, which could fly for tens of miles. These machines, however, were seldom if ever referred to as aviettes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||