vortex street

noun

a regular stream of vortices or parallel streams of vortices carried downstream by the flow of a fluid over a body. These are sometimes made visible by vapour condensation as in the vortex trails from the wing tips of an aeroplaneSee also Kármán vortex street, vortex shedding

Nearby words

  1. vorster, balthazar johannes,
  2. vortex,
  3. vortex drag,
  4. vortex ring,
  5. vortex shedding,
  6. vortex vein,
  7. vortical,
  8. vortically,
  9. vorticella,
  10. vortices

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