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airflow

[ air-floh ]
/ ˈɛərˌfloʊ /
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noun

the air flowing past or through a moving body, as an airplane or automobile.

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current, gust, whiff, breath, air, waft, flurry, draft, puff, zephyr

Nearby words

aire, airedale, airedale terrier, airfare, airfield, airflow, airfoil, airframe, airfreight, airglow, airgun

Origin of airflow

First recorded in 1910–15; air1 + flow
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British Dictionary definitions for airflow

airflow

/ (ˈɛəˌfləʊ) /

noun

the flow of air in a wind tunnel or past a moving aircraft, car, train, etc; airstream
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