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Back-formation from aerobatics?


aerobate (third-person singular simple present aerobates, present participle aerobating, simple past and past participle aerobated)

  1. (aviation) To perform aerobatics.
    • 1948, The Aeroplane (volume 75, page 412)
      A Harvard was then aerobated with commendable elan, accompanied by the usual powerful noises and public comment. By this time everyone's aeronautical appetite was thoroughly whetted to receive the next event []
    • 1966, Flying Magazine (volume 79, number 2, August 1966)
      As the tower clears us downwind for landing, we thread our way gingerly through a hurtling mass of aerobating lightplanes.