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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
1915-1920
1915-20; aero- + (acro)batics
Related forms
aerobatic, adjective
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Examples 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/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres, such as loops or rolls, performed in an aircraft or glider; stunt flying
Derived Forms
aerobatic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from aero- + (acro)batics
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