aerobatics

[air-uh-bat-iks] /ˌɛər əˈbæt ɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like.
2.
(used with a singular verb) the art or technique of performing such stunts.
Origin
1915–20; aero- + (acro)batics
Related forms
aerobatic, adjective
Example Sentences for aerobatics
Most airshows are all about fast airplanes and aerobatics.
They don't tend to get over their targets and do aerobatics.
The definition of aerobatics means many different things depending on your perspective: air shows, loops and rolls, and precision.
Kiting that combination means a heart-thumping experience of big aerobatics and incredible speed.
The males perform aerobatics to attract females during breeding season.
Aerobatics may be performed by white-throated swifts and violet-green swallows.
Pairs will often fly with wingtips touching even while performing barrel rolls or other aerobatics.
He is the author of several books and videos on stalls, spins, aerobatics and emergency maneuvers.
Then look skyward and wait for one to begin his aerobatics.
Lessons learned from instructing in aerobatics and gliders will be applied to the general aviation power pilot.
British Dictionary definitions for aerobatics
aerobatics (ˌɛərəʊˈbætɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
 
[C20: from aero- + (acro)batics]
 
aero'batic
 
adj

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