aerosonde

noun

aero·​sonde ˈer-ō-ˌsänd How to pronounce aerosonde (audio)
plural aerosondes
: a radiosonde carried by a remotely piloted aircraft
The researchers have built three robotic flying weather stations, called aerosondes, and tested them on short flights over the Pacific.Discover, December 1998

Word History

Etymology

aero- + sonde

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerosonde was in 1991

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“Aerosonde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerosonde. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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