downwash

[ doun-wosh, -wawsh ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ /

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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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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