[ air-uh-bee ]
/ ˈɛər əˌbi /
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a U.S. two-stage, liquid-propellant sounding rocket developed in the 1940s that carried scientific instruments and occasionally biological specimens into the upper stratosphere.
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Origin of Aerobee
Aero(jet Engineering Corporation) developer of the rocket + (Bumble)bee cover name for the Navy project to produce such rockets
Words nearby Aerobee
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Example sentences from the Web for Aerobee
Actually, we used a modified Aerobee, a rocket of proven dependability.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin