- (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
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Examples from the Web for aerobatic
The aerobatic magic here is something that escapes me, but what do I know?Real Pilots Laugh at ‘Flight’
November 18, 2012
- (functioning as singular or plural) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
C20: from aero- + (acro) batics
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Word Origin and History for aerobatic
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