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downwash

[ doun-wosh, -wawsh ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ /
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noun Aeronautics.
a deflection of air downward relative to an airfoil that causes the deflection.
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Origin of downwash

First recorded in 1910–15; down1 + wash
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How to use downwash in a sentence

  • It's the downwash of blood from the organ it has kept at fever heat.

    Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

British Dictionary definitions for downwash

downwash
/ (ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ) /

noun
the downward deflection of an airflow, esp one caused by an aircraft wing
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