skin drag


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skin drag

n.
Drag resulting from the viscosity of a fluid medium, such as air or water, as a body moves through it or as it moves around a body. Also called skin friction.
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to design the car; his goal was to achieve an optimal balance between aerodynamic drag, skin drag and downforce.
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