I. noun Date: 1913 1. a stream of fluid (as air or water) driven aft by a propeller 2. an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction immediately behind a rapidly moving vehicle II. intransitive verb Date: 1957 to drive in the slipstream of a vehicle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slipstream — ► NOUN 1) a current of air or water driven back by a revolving propeller or jet engine. 2) the partial vacuum created in the wake of a moving vehicle. 3) an assisting force regarded as drawing something along in its wake. ► VERB ▪ follow in the… …   English terms dictionary

  • slipstream — also slip stream, 1913, from SLIP (Cf. slip) + STREAM (Cf. stream) …   Etymology dictionary

  • slipstream — [slip′strēm΄] n. the current of air thrust backward by the spinning propeller of an aircraft; propeller wash …   English World dictionary

  • Slipstream — A slipstream is a region of reduced pressure produced behind an object as it moves through a fluid medium (usually air) or as that medium moves around an object. It is caused because the progress of the object forces the particles of the medium… …   Wikipedia

  • Slipstream — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Slipstream », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot anglais slipstream en physique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Slipstream — La palabra inglesa «slipstream» puede referirse a: el proceso de slipstream, que es la integración de actualizaciones, parches, service packs, etc, con los archivos de instalación originales del software, de modo que los archivos resultantes… …   Wikipedia Español

  • slipstream — [[t]slɪ̱pstriːm[/t]] slipstreams 1) N COUNT: usu the N The slipstream of a fast moving object such as a car, plane, or boat is the flow of air directly behind it. Snow and ice will not collect during flight because of the slipstream of air around …   English dictionary

  • slipstream — 1. noun the low pressure zone immediately following a rapidly moving object, caused by turbulence 2. verb a) To take advantage of the suction produced by a slipstream by travelling immediately behind the slipstream generator. Although dangerous,… …   Wiktionary

  • slipstream — UK [ˈslɪpˌstriːm] / US [ˈslɪpˌstrɪm] noun [countable] Word forms slipstream : singular slipstream plural slipstreams the flow of air behind a vehicle or aircraft that is moving very fast …   English dictionary

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