any aircraft that is heavier than air and derives its lift chiefly from aerodynamic forces
Origin of aerodyneaero- + -dyne from Classical Greek dynamis, power: see dynamic
A heavier-than-air aircraft deriving lift from motion.
Origin of aerodyneaero- Greek dunamis power ( from dunasthai to be able ; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.)
Back-formation from aerodynamic.