downforce

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downforce

(ˈdaʊnˌfɔːs)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a force produced by air resistance plus gravity that increases the stability of an aircraft or motor vehicle by pressing it downwards
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Treasury Action: yields backed up from lows following the firm ADP report and upward back revision and that helped offset some of the downforces on yields from the Cohn resignation and drop in stocks.
4 F1-spec V8 coupled to a magnesium-cased six-speed gearbox, the T1 will make light of cornering downforces of up to 3g.
CFD modeling allows engineers to study the aerodynamic drag of a race car and the downforces generated by its airfoils -- both of which directly impact the speed and handling of the car.