aero·​tow | \ ˈer-ō-ˌtō How to pronounce aerotow (audio) \
plural aerotows

Definition of aerotow

: the act or an instance of towing a glider with an airplane During an aerotow, a sailplane is towed behind a power aircraft and then is released to soar.— Gregg L. Parker, Huntsville (Alabama) Times, 21 Oct. 2009

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First Known Use of aerotow

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerotow

aero- + tow entry 2

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“Aerotow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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