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downwash

[doun-wosh, -wawsh] /ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ/
noun, Aeronautics.
1.
a deflection of air downward relative to an airfoil that causes the deflection.
Origin of downwash
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; down1 + wash
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British Dictionary definitions for downwash

downwash

/ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ/
noun
1.
the downward deflection of an airflow, esp one caused by an aircraft wing
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