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astrodome

[as-truh-dohm] /ˈæs trəˌdoʊm/
noun
1.
a transparent dome on top of the fuselage of an aircraft, through which observations are made for celestial navigation.
Also called astro hatch
[as-troh] /ˈæs troʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of astrodome
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; astro- + dome
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  • The nose swung into the Connie again, with a jar that sent Rip sliding into the clear plastic of the astrodome.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

    Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for astrodome

astrodome

/ˈæstrəˌdəʊm/
noun
1.
Also called astrohatch. a transparent dome on the top of an aircraft, through which observations can be made, esp of the stars
2.
a large domed sports stadium
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