astrodome

noun
as·​tro·​dome | \ ˈa-strə-ˌdōm How to pronounce astrodome (audio) \

Definition of astrodome

: a transparent dome in the upper surface of an airplane from within which the navigator makes celestial observations

Examples of astrodome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The astrodome included a hanging point for a sextant so navigators would not have to hold the weighty instrument. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of astrodome

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Astrodome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astrodome. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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