slipstream


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Instead, Slipstream represents the path of a stunt jet, the Zivko Edge 540, as flown by British aerobatics pilot Paul Bonhomme.
All books in the 'Slipstream' non-fiction series bear the hallmarks of a good information book, including contents and index.
RELAXED J Simon and a mystery blonde on Slipstream this week
"Of course, slipstreaming is very important here, but it is better to have no slipstream than no lap time!
The Amine Shield slipstream technology, developed by MPR Services, Dickinson, Texas, employs a multifunctional unit that removes solids, hydrocarbons, and heat-stable salts from an amine system.
I wasn't thinking about how to transform it into songs." She was still gathering material when a fortuitous telephone call kicked Slipstream into gear.
On the eclectic "Slipstream," Raitt's longtime touring players - guitarist George Marinelli, bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson, drummer Ricky Fataar and, new addition, keyboardist Mike Finnigan - are showcased on the eight tracks self-produced by the artist, while celebrated avant-roots producer Joe Henry helms four memorable slow burners, which feature the impeccable talents of guitarist Bill Frisell, pedal steel player Greg Leisz, bassist David Piltch, drummer Jay Bellerose and pianist Patrick Warren.
Summary: A cyclist has been caught speeding at 90kph after getting caught in the slipstream of a lorry.
David Male imagined the future by suggesting that pioneering church planters committed to expanding the mission-shaped church should "keep in the slipstream of God."
Taking in Spain and North Africa, the story pulls the reader along in its slipstream as drug dealers, a stalker and a hit-man collide in a murderous finale which keeps you guessing to the very last page.
In the concerts, Sir Anthony presents the UK premiere of several of his original scores - including music from his own movies August and Slipstream, plus a brand new piece written for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).
The anticipated main course, Slipstream, a premiere by outgoing artistic director Jim Vincent, illustrated the orchestral swells and melodic accents of Benjamin Britten's music.