airstream

noun
air·​stream | \ ˈer-ˌstrēm How to pronounce airstream (audio) \

Definition of airstream

: a current of air specifically : airflow

Examples of airstream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black Rock Grille, a popular Louisville food truck, will offer burgers and fries from owner and chef Charles Downes out of a 1974 airstream RV. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "TEN20 Craft Brewery brings three restaurants to its Butchertown taproom," 25 Mar. 2021 Where wood fires are banned, or just inconvenient, this retro table-top option in glossy red evokes the airstream heyday of the 1960s. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, "9 Affordable Fire Pits for Safer, Cozier Outside Nights," 22 Jan. 2021 However, our test car's optional $225 roof cross bars sitting up high in the airstream likely negatively impacted our mileage. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Remains Pleasant in Old Age," 8 Dec. 2020 These trail back from the wing and deflect the passing airstream downward. Abe Dane, Popular Mechanics, "The Russian Wingship Future That Never Took Flight," 5 Nov. 2020 For the exterior, designer Derek Jenkins focused on a sleek and stylish look, but also one that’s slippery in the airstream, in order to help maximize the powertrain. Eric Adams, Wired, "How the ‘Dead Zone’ Could Help This Car Take on Tesla," 13 Nov. 2020 This gives the airstream's overall direction a slight downward slant. Abe Dane, Popular Mechanics, "The Russian Wingship Future That Never Took Flight," 5 Nov. 2020 But Norton and Crespo said that if runners are in the airstream of others, there is the chance for respiratory droplets to spread. oregonlive, "Sports are starting to return, but how much coronavirus risk is involved in playing? A sport-by-sport look," 10 June 2020 With its rotors freewheeling in the airstream, Vance aimed the chopper in that direction. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Inside the Safety Issues Surrounding the NY Helicopter Crash," 8 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of airstream

1719, in the meaning defined above

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6 Apr 2021

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“Airstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airstream. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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