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.