(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.
Related formsaer·o·bat·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples of aerobatics
Looping the loop, and other kinds of what are now called 'aerobatics', were habitually disparaged as idle spectacles.
The development of aerobatics, air fighting, and formation tactics brought many airmen into prominence.
British Dictionary definitions for aerobatics
Derived Formsaerobatic, adjective
(functioning as singular or plural) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
Word Origin for aerobatics
C20: from aero- + (acro) batics
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Word Origin and History for aerobatics
aircraft tricks, "trick flying," 1914, from aero- + ending from acrobat (also see -ics). Earlier (1879) it meant "the art of constructing and using airships; aerial navigation; aeronautics."
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