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bow shock

[ bou ]

noun

, Astronomy.
  1. the shock front along which the solar wind encounters a planet's magnetic field.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bow shock1

First recorded in 1945–50

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Example Sentences

The album comes from the minds of coproducers Sam Illingworth and Dan Simpson, themselves embodiments of the bow shock between the two disciplines.

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