- (used with a plural verb) stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like.
- (used with a singular verb) the art or technique of performing such stunts.
Origin of aerobatics
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Examples from the Web for aerobatics
Looping the loop, and other kinds of what are now called 'aerobatics', were habitually disparaged as idle spectacles.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
The development of aerobatics, air fighting, and formation tactics brought many airmen into prominence.Aviation in Peace and War
Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
- (functioning as singular or plural) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
C20: from aero- + (acro) batics
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Word Origin and History for aerobatics
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