from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, a tracheal dilatation forming an air-sac, as in the abdomen of the honey-bee and certain other insects.
  • noun A machine or vessel sustaining weights in the air; a balloon; a flying-machine.
  • noun An aëronaut; a balloonist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Aëronautics) A balloon, especially a passive balloon; a balloon without motive power. Contrasted with aerodyne.
  • noun A balloonist; an aëronaut.


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