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[air-uh-bat-iks] /ˌɛər əˈbæt ɪks/
(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
First recorded in 1915-20; aero- + (acro)batics
Related forms
aerobatic, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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 Walter Raleigh.
  • The development of aerobatics, air fighting, and formation tactics brought many airmen into prominence.

    Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
British Dictionary definitions for aerobatics


(functioning as singular or pl) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
Derived Forms
aerobatic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from aero- + (acro)batics
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Word Origin and History for aerobatics

aircraft tricks, "trick flying," 1914, from aero- + ending from acrobat (also see -ics). Earlier (1879) it meant "the art of constructing and using airships; aerial navigation; aeronautics."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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