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the friction acting on a solid body when it is moving through a fluid
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Words nearby skin friction
skin drag, skin effect, skin flick, skinflint, skin food, skin friction, skin friction drag, skinful, skin game, skin graft, skin grafting
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How to use skin friction in a sentence
He objects to skin friction,5 and insisted upon me changing my fabric for one of a smoother surface, and that delayed me.
All formul on skin friction must at present be accepted with reserve.The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning|V. E. Johnson
As to skin friction in sand, a case came under his observation wherein a 14-in.
On two occasions calculations were made to determine the skin friction while the caissons were being settled.
Skin Friction, which is the drift produced by the friction of the air with roughness of surface.
Scientific definitions for skin friction
See under drag.
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