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Magnus effect

[mag-nuh s]
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noun Mechanics.
  1. the thrust on a cylinder rotating about its axis while in motion in a fluid, the thrust being perpendicular to the relative motion of the cylinder in the fluid.
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Origin of Magnus effect

1920–25; after Heinrich G. Magnus (1802–70), German scientist
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