Magnus effect


Mag·​nus effect
: the sideways thrust on a rotating cylinder placed with its axis perpendicular to a current of air which has been utilized to propel ships and in aviation as a lift compare rotor ship

Word History


after Heinrich G. Magnus †1870 German chemist and physicist

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“Magnus effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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