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View synonyms for aerobatics

aerobatics

[ air-uh-bat-iks ]

noun

  1. (used with a plural verb) stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like.
  2. (used with a singular verb) the art or technique of performing such stunts.


aerobatics

/ ˌɛərəʊˈbætɪks /

noun

  1. functioning as singular or plural spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying


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Derived Forms

  • ˌaeroˈbatic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • aero·batic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aerobatics1

First recorded in 1915–20; aero- + (acro)batics
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aerobatics1

C20: from aero- + ( acro ) batics
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Example Sentences

The development of aerobatics, air fighting, and formation tactics brought many airmen into prominence.

Looping the loop, and other kinds of what are now called 'aerobatics', were habitually disparaged as idle spectacles.

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