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Aerolite \A"["e]r*o*lite\, n. [A["e]ro- + -lite: cf. F. a['e]rolithe.] (Meteor.) A stone, or metallic mass, which has fallen to the earth from distant space; a meteorite; a meteoric stone.

Note: Some writers limit the word to stony meteorites.


n. A meteorite consisting of silicate minerals


n. a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals


Aerolite may refer to:

  • Aerolite, a stony meteorite
  • Aero-Works Aerolite 103, an ultralight aircraft
  • AeroLites, Inc., an American aircraft manufacturer
  • NER 66 Aerolite, a steam locomotive
  • Aerolite (adhesive), a wood adhesive
Aerolite (adhesive)

Aerolite is a urea-formaldehyde gap filling adhesive which is water- and heat-resistant. It is used in large quantities by the chipboard industry and also by wooden boat builders for its high strength and durability. It is also used in joinery, veneering and general woodwork assembly. Aerolite has also been used for wooden aircraft construction, and a properly made Aerolite joint is said to be three times stronger than spruce wood.

Usage examples of "aerolite".

An innocent-looking piece of firewood set off a bundle of aerolite cartridges if anyone picked it up to put it in the stove.

An aerolite had fallen in the marketplace of Coomassie, and, still more strange, a child was born which was at once able to converse fluently.

As it lay on the table before him, he realized that it was nothing but a common aerolite, with the appearance of black slag.

I must confess she did not seem at all sorry to have me taken off her hands, for after cautioning me to beware of a number of things I did not so much as know by name, she shot off like a respectable old aerolite with a black trail streaming out behind.

So the aerolites, or glacial boulders, or polished stone weapons of an extinct race, which looked like aerolites, were the children of Ouranos the heaven, and had souls in them.

You may trace a common motive and force in the pyramid-builders of the earliest recorded antiquity, in the evolution of Greek architecture, and in the sudden springing up of those wondrous cathedrals of the twelfth and following centuries, growing out of the soil with stem and bud and blossom, like flowers of stone whose seeds might well have been the flaming aerolites cast over the battlements of heaven.

It crossed the illimitable spaces where the herding aerolites swirl forever through space in the wake of careering world, and all their whistling wings answered to it.