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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Spectacular stunts, such as rolls and loops, performed in an airplane or glider or by groups of airplanes flying together.

aer′o·bat′ n.
aer′o·bat′ic adj.
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a person who performs spectacular or dangerous manoeuvres while in an aircraft
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