aerodyne

[ air-uh-dahyn ]
/ ˈɛər əˌdaɪn /

noun

any heavier-than-air aircraft deriving its lift mainly from aerodynamic forces.

Nearby words

  1. aerodynamic braking,
  2. aerodynamic trajectory,
  3. aerodynamic wave drag,
  4. aerodynamicist,
  5. aerodynamics,
  6. aeroelastic,
  7. aeroelastics,
  8. aeroembolism,
  9. aeroemphysema,
  10. aerofoil

Origin of aerodyne

1905–10; back formation from aerodynamic; see dyne

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British Dictionary definitions for aerodyne

aerodyne

/ (ˈɛərəʊˌdaɪn) /

noun

any heavier-than-air machine, such as an aircraft, that derives the greater part of its lift from aerodynamic forces

Word Origin for aerodyne

C20: back formation from aerodynamic; see dyne

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