aero·​shell ¦er-ō-¦shel How to pronounce aeroshell (audio)
plural aeroshells
: heat shield
One such system, the Viking-era 70° sphere cone aeroshell, has been used on every U.S. mission to the surface of Mars.Donald Rapp, Human Missions to Mars, 2007

Word History


aero- + shell entry 1

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeroshell was in 1966

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“Aeroshell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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