air dam

air dam
noun Date: 1973 a device attached to the underside of the front of an automobile to improve stability, aerodynamic performance, and engine cooling by redirecting the flow of air

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • air dam — air′ dam n. aum a spoiler mounted at the front of an automobile that reduces air flow on the underside of the chassis to increase stability • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • air dam — noun : a device attached to the underside of the front of an automobile to improve stability and aerodynamic performance by reducing airflow under the car and to aid engine cooling by increasing the flow of air to the engine compartment * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air dam — /ˈɛə dæm/ (say air dam) noun a body panel fitted beneath the front bumper of a motor vehicle, designed to restrict the flow of air underneath the vehicle, thus creating a slight vacuum and a down force at the front, which reduces air drag and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • air dam — An attachment called a spoiler which is usually located below the front bumper. Its design shape and placement helps to reduce the flow of air under the vehicle. It may help to increase the flow of air to the radiator and engine compartment,… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • air dam — Auto. a spoiler mounted at the front of an automobile to reduce air flow on the underside of the chassis to increase stability. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • dam-? — *dam ? germ., Substantiv: nhd. Damwild, Reh; ne. fallow deer, doe; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. damma; Etymologie: s. lat. damma, dāma, Femininum, Gemse, Rehkalb, Tier a …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • dam — See air dam heat dam …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Dam — /dam, dahm/, n. (Carl Peter) Henrik /kahrl pee ter hen rik/; Dan. /kahrddl pay teuhrdd hen rddik/, 1895 1976, Danish biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1943. * * * I Barrier built across a stream, river, or estuary to conserve water for such… …   Universalium

  • dam´like´ — dam 1 «dam», noun, verb, dammed, dam|ming. –n. 1. a wall built to hold back the water of a stream, creek, or river: »There was a flood when the dam burst. The sleepy pool above the dam, The pool beneath it never still (Tennyson). SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Air France — Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la Terre. Codes AITA OACIL Indicatif d appel …   Wikipédia en Français

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