slipstream


1slip·stream

noun \ˈslip-ˌstrēm\

: 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
:  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

Examples of SLIPSTREAM

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

First Known Use of SLIPSTREAM

1913

2slipstream

intransitive verb

Definition of SLIPSTREAM

:  to drive in the slipstream of a vehicle

First Known Use of SLIPSTREAM

1957

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