a survey made from above, as from an aircraft, a high point, etc.
a survey that maps an area by means of aerial photography, photogrammetry, and the like.
Any competent officer made a point of an aerial survey of the battle reservation before going into a fracas.
Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
- Aerial tanker
a multiengined aircraft designed to refuel other aircraft in flight.
- Aerial top dressing
noun the process of spreading lime, fertilizer, etc over farmland from an aeroplane
- Aerial tramway
(def 4). Historical Examples If a railroad is out of question, possibly an aerial tramway may be constructed. The Business of Mining Arthur J. Hoskin If a fellow had forty dolls he wouldn’t be afraid to give them a ride on this aerial tramway! The Corner House Girls Growing Up Grace Brooks Hill
- Aerial yam