- to ride in the slipstream of a fast-moving vehicle.
Origin of slipstream
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Examples from the Web for slipstream
Inevitably, 007 ends up alone before—a nice, concluding touch—disappearing into the slipstream of a Sunday morning.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?
October 5, 2013
With a rush, and a spinning of dust in the slipstream, the ship was away.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
- Also called: airstream, race
- the stream of air forced backwards by an aircraft propeller
- a stream of air behind any moving object
- motor racing to follow (another car, etc) closely in order to take advantage of the decreased wind resistance immediately behind it
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Word Origin and History for slipstream
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