aeroballistics

[air-oh-buh-lis-tiks]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of ballistics combined with that of aerodynamics and dealing primarily with the motion through the atmosphere of rockets, guided missiles, and other projectiles.

Nearby words

  1. aero-optics,
  2. aero.,
  3. aeroacoustics,
  4. aeroallergen,
  5. aerobacter,
  6. aerobat,
  7. aerobatics,
  8. aerobe,
  9. aerobee,
  10. aerobic

Origin of aeroballistics

First recorded in 1945–50; aero- + ballistics

Related formsaer·o·bal·lis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for aeroballistics

aeroballistics

noun

(functioning as singular) the ballistics of projectiles dropped, launched, or fired from aircraft
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