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airstream

(ˈɛəˌstriːm)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a wind, esp at a high altitude
2. a current of moving air
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air•stream

(ˈɛərˌstrim)

n.
any localized airflow.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airstream - a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
jet stream - a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere; has important effects of the formation of weather fronts
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
2.airstream - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propellerairstream - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
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Translations

airstream

[ˈɛəstriːm] Ncorriente f de aire
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