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air dam

n.
A metal or plastic barrier extending down from the front bumper of a motor vehicle and intended to enhance aerodynamics and stability by blocking the flow of turbulent air under the chassis.

air dam

n
(Automotive Engineering) any device, such as a spoiler, that reduces air resistance and increases the stability of a car, aircraft, etc

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n.
a spoiler mounted at the front of an automobile that reduces air flow on the underside of the chassis to increase stability.
[1960–65]
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