aerostat

[ air-uh-stat ]
/ ˈɛər əˌstæt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. aerosol generator,
  2. aerosolize,
  3. aerospace,
  4. aerospace engineering,
  5. aerosphere,
  6. aerostatic,
  7. aerostatics,
  8. aerostation,
  9. aerostructure,
  10. aerotherapeutics

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 Formsaerostatic or aerostatical, adjective

Word Origin for aerostat

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

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