slipstream

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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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Harper alumnus James also contributed state-of-the-art digital wind tunnel software that made Neil's slipstreaming canopy possible.
Power is vital at the low-downforce track but overtaking is possible, normally by slipstreaming down the straights or under braking.
Driving is livened up by nitro boosts, slipstreaming and the ability to shift the weight of your car in mid-air.