astrodome [as-truh-dohm] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a transparent dome on top of the fuselage of an aircraft, through which observations are made for celestial navigation.

Origin of astrodome First recorded in 1940–45; astro- + dome Also called astro hatch [as-troh] /ˈæs troʊ/. Examples from the Web for astrodome Contemporary Examples of astrodome

  • “This is all we live for,” Tuff Hedeman was saying on the Astrodome floor, far removed from Willie and his friends.

    The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy

    Peter Richmond

    May 11, 2014

  • Yet at least those crammed into the Astrodome and the other makeshift evacuation centers that have sprung up are alive.

    Typhoon Haiyan Survivor Describes Utter Devastation in the Philippines

    The Telegraph

    November 11, 2013

  • Historical Examples of astrodome

  • The nose swung into the Connie again, with a jar that sent Rip sliding into the clear plastic of the astrodome.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • British Dictionary definitions for astrodome astrodome noun

    1. Also called: astrohatch a transparent dome on the top of an aircraft, through which observations can be made, esp of the stars
    2. a large domed sports stadium
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