aeropause

[air-uh-pawz]
noun Aeronautics.
  1. the indefinite boundary in the upper atmosphere beyond which the air is too thin for conventional aircraft to operate.

Origin of aeropause

First recorded in 1950–55; aero- + pause
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British Dictionary definitions for aeropause

aeropause

noun
  1. the region of the upper atmosphere above which aircraft cannot fly
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