any lighter-than-air aircraft, as a balloon or dirigible.
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How to use aerostat in a sentence
Then other lashings were made while the great aerostat plunged about like a wounded leviathan.Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls | Anonymous
Then the aerostat, as the great bag is called, was unrolled and spread evenly over this.Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls | Anonymous
There isn't as much of that aerostat left as would make a pocket-handkerchief or a walking-stick.The Angel of the Revolution | George Griffith
Ten minutes later the aerostat was released from her moorings and rose swiftly and vertically into the air.The Angel of the Revolution | George Griffith
I am going back to the aerostat, and I dare not leave you boys behind.The Lost City | Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for aerostat
a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon
- aerostatic or aerostatical, adjective
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