Aerostat Definition

ârō-stăt
noun
An airship, balloon, or other aircraft that is lifted and sustained by means of one or more containers filled with a gas lighter than air.
Webster's New World
A moored balloon flown in a semi-permanent manner, as a border patrol monitoring balloon affixed at 18,000 feet (~6km).
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Other Word Forms of Aerostat

Noun

Singular:
aerostat
Plural:
aerostats

Origin of Aerostat

  • French aérostat Greek āero- aero- aero– Greek statos standing stato–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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