Definition of aerodyne in US English:



  • Any heavier-than-air aircraft that derives its lift principally from aerodynamic forces.

    • ‘Both sides make extensive use of aerodynes in transport and combat variants.’
    • ‘Likewise, aerostats require less energy than aerodynes to do the same work in space.’
    • ‘His mission is to guide an assortment of infantry, vehicles, terradynes and aerodynes into victory on the battlefield.’
    • ‘Such a landing gear is intended to equip aerodynes and especially helicopters.’
    • ‘Furthermore, this result is achieved without making the electronic equipment of medium- and long-distance transport aerodynes any heavier.’