aerobatics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction aer·o·bat·ics \ˌer-ə-ˈba-tiks\

Definition of aerobatics

  1. :  spectacular flying feats and maneuvers (as rolls and dives)

aerobat

play \ˈer-ə-ˌbat\ noun

aerobatic

play \ˌer-ə-ˈba-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of aerobatics

aer- + acrobatics


First Known Use: circa 1911


AEROBATICS Defined for English Language Learners

aerobatics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction aer·o·bat·ics \ˌer-ə-ˈba-tiks\

Definition of aerobatics for English Language Learners

  • : difficult and exciting movements of an airplane often performed for entertainment


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