[ air-uh-bat-iks ]
/ ˌɛər əˈbæt ɪks /
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(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.
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Origin of aerobatics
First recorded in 1915–20; aero- + (acro)batics
OTHER WORDS FROM aerobaticsaer·o·bat·ic, adjective
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How to use aerobatics in a sentence
The aerobatic magic here is something that escapes me, but what do I know?Real Pilots Laugh at ‘Flight’|Patrick Smith|November 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for aerobatics
/ (ˌɛərəʊˈbætɪks) /
(functioning as singular or plural) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
Derived forms of aerobaticsaerobatic, adjective
Word Origin for aerobatics
C20: from aero- + (acro) batics
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