aer·​o·​bar ˈer-ō-ˌbär How to pronounce aerobar (audio)
plural aerobars
: a set of bicycle handlebars or handlebar extensions that are designed to put a rider's body in a low, aerodynamic position
Once you get an aerobar, you'll be addicted to it. If you're new to the bar, try it first on a flat, fast course—it's phenomenal.Christine Mattheis, Bicycling, March 2008
usually plural
If you watch the Tour De France, they use aerobars for aerodynamics but they are only riding 30 or so miles at most.Willy Nevin, San Jose (California) Mercury News, 13 May 2010

Word History


aero- + (handle)bar

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerobar was in 1988

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“Aerobar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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