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astrodome

[ as-truh-dohm ]
/ ˈæs trəˌdoʊm /
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noun

a transparent dome on top of the fuselage of an aircraft, through which observations are made for celestial navigation.

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Also called astro hatch [as-troh]. /ˈæs troʊ/.

Origin of astrodome

First recorded in 1940–45; astro- + dome
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British Dictionary definitions for astrodome

astrodome
/ (ˈæstrəˌdəʊm) /

noun

Also called: astrohatch a transparent dome on the top of an aircraft, through which observations can be made, esp of the stars
a large domed sports stadium
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