aer·​o·​bat·​ics | \ ˌer-ə-ˈba-tiks How to pronounce aerobatics (audio) \

Definition of aerobatics

: spectacular flying feats and maneuvers (such as rolls and dives)

Other Words from aerobatics

aerobat \ ˈer-​ə-​ˌbat How to pronounce aerobatics (audio) \ noun
aerobatic \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈba-​tik How to pronounce aerobatics (audio) \ adjective

Examples of aerobatics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Navy named Lt. Amanda Lee as one of its new pilots serving in the famous Blue Angels aerobatics team on Monday. Emma Hinchliffe And Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 20 July 2022 Patty Wagstaff, the first woman to win the title of U.S. National Aerobatic champion and a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, will perform aerobatics. al, 7 July 2022 Finally, the royal family convenes on the balcony of the palace to watch a theatrical flypast from the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force’s aerobatics display team. Liam Hess, Vogue, 2 June 2022 But beyond the aerobatics, the event provided inspiration for women looking to get into flying. oregonlive, 22 May 2022 Zaritsky also spotlighted the Snowbirds, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s aerobatics flight demonstration team, in The Real Stuff, with music by David Foster. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2022 The event came to a close on March 31 with a display from the United Arab Emirates' Air Force's aerobatics team, and performances by Christina Aguilera, Norah Jones and Yo-Yo Ma. Nadia Leigh-hewitson, CNN, 2 Apr. 2022 Students in advanced training fly the T-38C in aerobatics, formation, night, instrument and cross-country navigation training. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Dec. 2021 The unfussed runs, the gentle gliding in and out of that golden falsetto, the patient poise of the verses, and the catharsis of the choruses are a lot like observing a fearless pilot in aerobatics, or a death-defying skate part. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of aerobatics

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerobatics

aero- + (acro)batics

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“Aerobatics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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