aerobatics

aerobatics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: aer- + acrobatics Date: circa 1911 spectacular flying feats and maneuvers (as rolls and dives) • aerobat nounaerobatic adjective

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  • aerobatics — aerobatic, adj. /air euh bat iks/, n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like. 2. (used with a sing. v.) the art or technique of performing such stunts. [1915 20; AERO + (ACRO)BATICS] * * * Sport of… …   Universalium

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  • aerobatics — The art or action of performing aerial feats with an airplane or glider. The basic aerobatics are loops, wingovers, barrel rolls, and rolls …   Aviation dictionary

  • aerobatics — noun Spectacular stunts, performed in an airplane or glider. Examples include various types of rolls and loops …   Wiktionary

  • aerobatics — Synonyms and related words: acrobatics, banking, chandelle, crabbing, dive, diving, fishtailing, glide, nose dive, power dive, pull up, pullout, pushdown, rolling, sideslip, spiral, stall, stunting, tactical maneuvers, volplane, zoom …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aerobatics — aer|o|bat|ics [ˌeərəˈbætıks, ˌeərəu US ˌerə ] n [plural] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: aero + batics (as in acrobatics)] tricks done in a plane that involve making difficult or dangerous movements in the air …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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