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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 The aero team added the carbon-fiber front splitter and rear diffuser. Dan Neil, WSJ, 12 June 2021 Hard work on an aero package that attempts to find a happy medium between having a carousel of leaders and a 500-mile processional in Speedway. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 7 May 2021 The biggest drawbacks to year-round use are low ground clearance and front aero effects not designed with snow and slush in mind. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr. 2021 Bugatti claims the Pur Sport's aero tweaks add significant downforce at speed. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 5 Mar. 2021 Highway cruising range is helped by the standard 3-chamber air suspension, which settles the chassis lower at highway speeds to improve aero efficiency. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 The body includes active aero elements that double as solar panels. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 12 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of aero


1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aero


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15 Jun 2021

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“Aero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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