- a transparent dome on top of the fuselage of an aircraft, through which observations are made for celestial navigation.
Origin of astrodome
Also called astro hatch [as-troh] /ˈæs troʊ/.
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Examples from the Web for astrodome
“This is all we live for,” Tuff Hedeman was saying on the Astrodome floor, far removed from Willie and his friends.The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy
May 11, 2014
Yet at least those crammed into the Astrodome and the other makeshift evacuation centers that have sprung up are alive.Typhoon Haiyan Survivor Describes Utter Devastation in the Philippines
November 11, 2013
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
- Also called: astrohatch a transparent dome on the top of an aircraft, through which observations can be made, esp of the stars
- a large domed sports stadium
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