aerostat

[ air-uh-stat ]
/ ˈɛər əˌstæt /

noun

any lighter-than-air aircraft, as a balloon or dirigible.

Origin of aerostat

First recorded in 1775–85; aero- + -stat
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aerostat

/ (ˈɛərəˌstæt) /

noun

a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon

Derived Forms

aerostatic or aerostatical, adjective

Word Origin for aerostat

C18: from French aérostat, from aero- + Greek -statos standing
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