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slip•stream



Pronunciation: (slip'strēm"), [key]
n. Also,slip' stream".
1. Aeron.the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. Cf. backwash (def. 2), wash (def. 35).
2. the airstream generating reduced air pressure and forward suction directly behind a rapidly moving vehicle.

v.i.
to ride in the slipstream of a fast-moving vehicle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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