pressure drag

noun

the part of the total drag of a body moving through a gas or liquid caused by the components of the pressures at right angles to the surface of the body

Nearby words

  1. pressure altimeter,
  2. pressure altitude,
  3. pressure cabin,
  4. pressure center,
  5. pressure cooker,
  6. pressure dressing,
  7. pressure epiphysis,
  8. pressure flaking,
  9. pressure gauge,
  10. pressure gradient

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Science definitions for pressure drag

pressure drag

See under drag.
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