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1. The turbulent flow of air driven backward by the propeller or propellers of an aircraft. Also called race2.
2. The area of reduced pressure or forward suction produced by and immediately behind a fast-moving object as it moves through air or water.
intr.v. slip·streamed, slip·stream·ing, slip·streams
To drive or cycle in the slipstream of a vehicle ahead.
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a. the stream of air forced backwards by an aircraft propeller
b. a stream of air behind any moving object
(Motor Racing) motor racing to follow (another car, etc) closely in order to take advantage of the decreased wind resistance immediately behind it
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or slip′ stream`,
1. the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller.
2. the airstream generating reduced air pressure and forward suction behind a moving vehicle.
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Past participle: slipstreamed
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slipstream[ˈslɪpstriːm] N → estela f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[boat, car, plane] → sillage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
slipstream[ˈslɪpˌstriːm] n (Aer) → risucchio
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