wake gain

wake gain

[′wāk ‚gān]
(naval architecture)
The increase in the effective thrust of a propeller, for a given power delivered thereto, because of the forward motion of the water dragged along behind a vessel's hull.
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Dettmar points out that Joyce appears to have regretted his role in a book such as Gilbert's, but this assertion does not negate the nearly twenty-year struggle Joyce undertook to see the Wake gain critical standing through a series of explications in which he participated.
Many public works projects in El Nino's wake gain little notice, but road repairs are visible because of closures and traffic delays.
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