Vortex ring

Vortex ring
Vortex ring Vortex ring (Physics) A ring-shaped mass of moving fluid which, by virtue of its motion of rotation around an axis disposed in circular form, attains a more or less distinct separation from the surrounding medium and has many of the properties of a solid. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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