Definition of Aerostat

1. Noun. An aircraft, such as a dirigible or balloon, that derives its lift from buoyancy rather than from wings or rotors. ¹



2. Noun. A moored balloon flown in a semi-permanent manner, as a border patrol monitoring balloon affixed at 18,000 feet (~6km). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aerostat

1. an aircraft that is lighter than air [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aerostat

aerosolizations
aerosolize
aerosolized
aerosolizes
aerosolizing
aerosols
aerospace
aerospace engineer
aerospace medicine
aerospaces
aerospatial
aerosphere
aerospheres
aerospike
aerospikes
aerostat (current term)
aerostatic
aerostatical
aerostatically
aerostatics
aerostation
aerostats
aerostructure
aerostructures
aerotaxis
aerotherapeutics
aerotherapy
aerothermodynamic
aerothermodynamics
aerothermoelasticity

Literary usage of Aerostat

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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"On putting the propeller into action, with a velocity of three revolutions per second, and turning the head of the aerostat against the breeze, ..."

2. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"Adv. afloat, aboard ; on -board, - ship board. balloon; air-, pilot-, fire- balloon; aerostat, Montgolfier ; kite, parachute. 2°. ..."

3. Aërial Navigation by Frederick Walker (1902)
"SERKIS-BEY aerostat 22 8. COWER aerostat - 23 9. BATE'S aerostat - - 24 10. ... FRYER'S aerostat 26 13. GLENDINNING'S aerostat - 27 14. ..."

4. American Architect and Building News (1903)
"The most important peculiarity of the Julliot, or Lebaudy, balloon consists in the flat surface formed by the underside of the cigar-shaped aerostat. ..."

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