aerostat

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aer·o·stat

 (âr′ō-stăt′)
n.
An aircraft, especially a balloon or dirigible, deriving its lift from the buoyancy of surrounding air rather than from aerodynamic motion.

[French aérostat : Greek āero-, aero-; see aero- + Greek statos, standing; see stato-.]

aer′o·stat′ic, aer′o·stat′i·cal adj.

aerostat

(ˈɛərəˌstæt)
n
(Aeronautics) a lighter-than-air craft, such as a balloon
[C18: from French aérostat, from aero- + Greek -statos standing]
ˌaeroˈstatic, ˌaeroˈstatical adj

aer•o•stat

(ˈɛər əˌstæt)

n.
any lighter-than-air aircraft, as a balloon or dirigible.
[1775–85]