variant of before an element of Latin origin:
a variant of aero-
an area in the northern hemisphere of Mars. Historical Examples The man killed next after them, Aerias, we should judge to have been a Lacedemonian and founder of Aeria. Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Homer and Hesiod We had shifted the position of the fleet toward the south, and were now suspended above the […]
of, in, or produced by the : aerial currents. inhabiting or frequenting the : aerial creatures. operating on a track or cable elevated above the ground: an aerial ski lift up the mountainside. reaching far into the ; high; lofty: aerial spires. partaking of the nature of ; airy. unsubstantial; visionary: aerial fancies. having a […]
- Aerial ladder
an extensible ladder used for reaching heights, especially from a hook-and-ladder truck. noun (US & Canadian) a power-operated extending ladder mounted on a fire engine Also called turntable ladder
- Aerial mine
Military. a mine designed to be dropped from the air into water. a bomb or land mine designed to be dropped by parachute.