N-PLURAL(The form aerobatic is used as a modifier.)Aerobatics are skilful displays of flying, usually to entertain people watching from the ground.
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aerobatics — Synonyms and related words: acrobatics, banking, chandelle, crabbing, dive, diving, fishtailing, glide, nose dive, power dive, pull up, pullout, pushdown, rolling, sideslip, spiral, stall, stunting, tactical maneuvers, volplane, zoom … Moby Thesaurus
aerobatics — aer|o|bat|ics [ˌeərəˈbætıks, ˌeərəu US ˌerə ] n [plural] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: aero + batics (as in acrobatics)] tricks done in a plane that involve making difficult or dangerous movements in the air … Dictionary of contemporary English