the portion of the resisting force encountered by a body moving through a fluid that is due to the irregularity of shape of the body, reducible to a minimum by streamlining.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby form drag
Origin of form drag
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for form drag
the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining
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