Origin of astrodome

First recorded in 1940–45; astro- + dome
Also called astro hatch [as-troh] /ˈæs troʊ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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