trailing vortex drag

noun

drag arising from vortices that occur behind a body moving through a gas or liquidOften shortened to: vortex drag Former name: induced drag

Nearby words

  1. trailing,
  2. trailing arbutus,
  3. trailing edge,
  4. trailing fuchsia,
  5. trailing phlox,
  6. trailman,
  7. trailside,
  8. trailsman,
  9. train,
  10. train of thought

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