aerostat

[ air-uh-stat ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Late 18th century; Greek

from French aérostat, from Greek aēr ‘air’ + statos ‘standing’

Definition

an airship or hot-air balloon, especially one that is tethered

Example

The aersostat slowly glided through the sky while waving an advertisement behind it.

Usage Over Time

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