Slipstream meaning

slĭpstrēm
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The turbulent flow of air driven backward by the propeller or propellers of an aircraft.
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The area of reduced pressure or forward suction produced by and immediately behind a fast-moving object as it moves through air or water.
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To drive or cycle in the slipstream of a vehicle ahead.
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The current of air thrust backward by the spinning propeller of an aircraft; propeller wash.
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To fix a bug or add enhancements to software without identifying such inclusions by creating a new version number.
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The low pressure zone immediately following a rapidly moving object, caused by turbulence.
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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.

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(computing) To incorporate additional software (such as patches) into an existing installer.
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Origin of slipstream