Aerostat

An aerostat (From Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + στατός statos (standing) through French) is a lighter than air craft that gains its lift through the use of a buoyant gas. Aerostats include unpowered balloons and powered airships. A balloon may be free-flying or tethered. An aerostat`s main component is one or more gasbags, a lightweight skin co....
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Aerostat

• (n.) A balloon. • (n.) A balloonist; an aeronaut. • (n.) A passive balloon; a balloon without motive power.
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Aërostat

A'ër·o·stat noun [ French aérostat , from Greek ... air + ... placed. See Statics .] 1. A balloon. 2. A balloonist; an aëronaut.
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Aerostat

A generic terms for aircraft which derive their lift chiefly from buoyancy in the air: lighter than air craft, balloons or airships.
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aerostat

A lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon or airship. Its lift is caused by buoyancy relative to the surrounding air.
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aerostat

aerostat [aero (nautical) + sat (ellite)] 1. A dirigible, balloon, or other aircraft that is lifted and sustained by virtue of one or more containers filled with a gas lighter than air. 2. Any of a proposed system of satellites for use in air traffic control and maritime navigation. 3. In biology, an air sac in an insect body or in the bones of ....
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aerostat

any lighter-than air craft; balloon
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Aerostat

Denotes a lighter than air craft.
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