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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 Its bulging front fenders, countless aero bits, and distracting (yet functional) wing are made more obviously offensive by our hatchback's brilliant Boost Blue hue. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "The Revised 2020 Honda Civic Type R Is a Deliriously Terrific Escape for Driving Enthusiasts," 21 May 2020 With their Teutonic know-how, our aero-flight program could catch up with the Russians, who had also stolen some scientists from across the border. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "How UFO Sightings Became an American Obsession," 3 Mar. 2020 Despite the less aero-dynamic look, Okoro was his same, dominant self. Giana Han, al, "Four takeaways from Auburn’s 81-78 win over Furman," 6 Dec. 2019 When does a rider chose a climbing bike over an aero bike, though? Andrew Diprose, WIRED, "The Incredible Tech Behind This Year's Tour de France Bikes," 19 July 2019 These guys have gone through car changes, aero changes, multiple times over, and these guys are still at the front. Jim Ayello, USA TODAY Sports, "Ayello: Five keys heading into IndyCar's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg," 10 Mar. 2018 These guys have gone through car changes, aero changes, multiple times over, and these guys are still at the front. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 5 things I think ahead of the IndyCar season-opener in St. Petersburg," 10 Mar. 2018 For the shorter tracks and road courses, NASCAR restricts air to 750 horsepower with no aero ducts. Bob Pockrass, USA TODAY, "NASCAR says 'eye test' and statistics prove 2019 package has elevated on-track passing," 11 July 2019 Following Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300, which saw 955 on-track passes versus 378 last year, Frye and company were feeling optimistic about the progress being made in Year 1 of the new, low downforce, universal aero kits. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar racing with its new aero kits is 'awesome,' or perhaps 'bland'," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of aero


1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aero


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29 May 2020

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“Aero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aero. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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