aerostat

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noun aero·stat \-ˌstat\

Definition of aerostat

  1. :  a lighter-than-air aircraft (such as a balloon or blimp) — compare aerodyne

Origin and Etymology of aerostat

French aérostat, from aér- + -stat


First Known Use: 1784

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