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slipstream

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noun slip·stream \ˈslip-ˌstrēm\

Simple Definition of slipstream

  • : an area of low air pressure that is immediately behind a vehicle that is moving very fast and that other vehicles can ride in to go faster with less effort

Full Definition of slipstream

  1. 1 :  a stream of fluid (as air or water) driven aft by a propeller

  2. 2 :  an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction immediately behind a rapidly moving vehicle

Examples of slipstream

  1. The motorcycle was riding the truck's slipstream.



1913

First Known Use of slipstream

1913


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slipstream

intransitive verb slip·stream

Definition of slipstream

  1. :  to drive in the slipstream of a vehicle



1957

First Known Use of slipstream

1957


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