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slipstream

a. the stream of air forced backwards by an aircraft propeller
b. a stream of air behind any moving object

slipstream

The stream of air forced backward over the fuselage, tail units, and other parts of an airplane by a propeller. See spiraling slipstream.

slipstream

To fix a bug or add enhancements to software without identifying such inclusions by creating a new version number.
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When the first wave hit, it pushed their small boat into the Mangrove Swamps and turned the once-calm river into a choppy and dangerous slip stream.
When you get in the slip stream of someone the bike can overheat and lose power just when you're expecting to get a sling-shot overtake.
The plane appeared to get caught in the slip stream of the other yellow jet and started to spiral and twist as if it was doing a manoeuvre,' he said.
Godolphin's Slip Stream and the Nigel Tinkler-trained Sugarfoot head the weights.
And I will leave all my antiquated ethics at the door and follow the great god Ambition to the promised land of quarterly dividends, which includes unlimited potential, although I understand this is a part-time position without benefits or the stability of a cigarette ash in the slip stream of a 747.
The Prix Jean Prat was run on soft ground in 1999 and it took a brave display from Golden Snake to wear down Slip Stream to win by a neck.
Lee Smith could only trail in his slip stream as Hogson ran a full 90meters to claim the game's opening try.
And Thongsbridge, also unbeaten, were nestling in their slip stream just one point behind.
Costello, toiling in Foley's slip stream since the Australian tour 18 months ago, willbe hoping to showcase his claims in the European Cup on Friday when Leinster take on Edinburgh Reivers at Donnybrook in a game they must win in Pool One to make progress.
Slip Stream and Auction House look the big dangers.