|Definition||a small, personal flying vehicle, equivalent to a flying car|
|OED requirements||antedating 1908|
|Earliest cite||Stephen Chalmers, New York Times|
|Comment||Suzanne Gibson submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Fred Smales' "The Abduction of Alexandra Seine"; we would like to check the 1900 original appearance.
Hal Hall submitted a 1998 cite from Everett F. Bleiler's "Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years", which contains an excerpt of A.G. Stangland's "The Ancient Brain". Hal Hall verified this cite in its original appearance in the October 1929 Science Wonder Stories.
Mike Christie submitted a 1941 cite.
Kathleen Miller submitted a 1908 cite from an article by Stephen Chalmers in the New York Times.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1995 cite from Walter Jon Williams' "Metropolitan"
Earliest cite in the OED: 1910
|Last modified||24 June, 2009|
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|1900 F. C. Smale Tale of 20th Cent. in H. Evans & D. Evans Beyond Gaslight (1977) 86||He was now developing the film in his room at the Flash office, and the aerocar which had brought him was still outside the large bay window swinging gently to and fro at its moorings in the summer breeze.|
|1929 ‘A. G. Stangland’ in Sci. Wonder Stories Oct.||Aerocars are omnipresent.|
|1929 Sci. Wonder Stories Oct. 403/1||Between the towering masses of metal stretched spidery suspension pathways, the sidewalks of which were moving, thus transporting pedestrians. Aerocars floated about in the air above the thoroughfares. Jak explained that invisible repulsion rays suspended them in space.|
|1941 N. Schachner Beyond All Weapons in Astounding Sci. Fiction Nov. 136/1||He slid back into the aërocar, two badly frightened Circle Guards with him; the seals were set and he soared away.|
|1995 W. J. Williams Metropolitan 102||A pair of small helicopters, emergency orange, wait with blades drooping, and a pair of aerocars stand on their pads.|