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[air-uh-lahyt] /ˈɛər əˌlaɪt/
a meteorite consisting mainly of stony matter.
Also, aerolith
[air-uh-lith] /ˈɛər ə lɪθ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of aerolite
1805-15; aero- + -lite
Related forms
[air-uh-lit-ik] /ˌɛər əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • But when they landed near the aerolite they were met by Michael Strauss.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • I know of no aerolite that has ever been acceptably traced to terrestrial origin.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • We must get to the aerolite storeroom, and see if we can unlimber some of the heavy gas guns and nitroglycerine weapons.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • Up and up it went as if it had resolved to become an aerolite and visit the moon!

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • Accompanied by Joan, Epworth entered his glider and flew over to the aerolite.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • I am the only person aboard the aerolite who can pilot it back to the earth, or to the moon.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • He started out with Billy to go to the aerolite and attempt to steal into the storeroom.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • While he was doing this Toplinsky came around the side of the aerolite and discovered them.

    The Moon Colony William Dixon Bell
  • Ibn Batuta advanced as far as Erzeroum, where he was shown an aerolite weighing 620 pounds.

  • An aerolite becomes the property of the owner of the land on which it falls, and not of the person finding or digging it out.

British Dictionary definitions for aerolite


a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals
Derived Forms
aerolitic (ˌɛərəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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