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Definition of aero

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to aircraft or aeronautics an aero engine

Definition of aero (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of aero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Late last year, the Portofino gained 21 horses (now up to 612), an eight-speed dual-clutch, some aero enhancements, and an M at the end of its name. Car and Driver, 15 Sep. 2021 The Carbon Fiber Package #1 includes front dive planes, underwing strakes, extra-arrow front splitter, front-wheel deflectors, and an extra-aero rear spoiler. Michael Harley, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The aero package adds a front apron with a larger front splitter, an AMG rear wing, new deflector elements on the simulated side air outlets of the rear apron, and a diffuser blade. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 15 May 2022 Unlike many aero bikes, this one offers a ride that’s smooth, not harsh. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 And an aero-efficient shape means the W223 is quiet and efficient, with an effective mild-hybrid system. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Mar. 2022 The biggest x-factor for the entire 2022 season is the new car that sees larger wheels, and dramatic aero changes designed to make racing tighter. Maury Brown, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 The lack of bulky exterior mirrors also helps with the car’s overall aero efficiency. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Given the 31-degree banking in the turns, Daytona is an aero-dependent track, meaning cars draft in packs to generate speed. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aero


1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aero


independent use of aero-

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14 Aug 2022

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“Aero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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