- The turbulent flow of air driven backward by the propeller or propellers of an aircraft. Also called race 2.
- The area of reduced pressure or forward suction produced by and immediately behind a fast-moving object as it moves through air or water.
intransitive verbslip·streamed, slip·stream·ing, slip·streams
(third-person singular simple present slipstreams, present participle slipstreaming, simple past and past participle slipstreamed)
- To take advantage of the suction produced by a slipstream by travelling immediately behind the slipstream generator.
- Although dangerous, over the road truck drivers sometimes slipstream with each other to save fuel.
- (computing) To incorporate additional software (such as patches) into an existing installer.