Definition of Downwash

1. Noun. downward air turbulence caused by a propeller or jet, but especially by helicopter blades ¹



2. Noun. The downward motion of air as a result of eddies behind a wing or chimney. etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downwash

1. a downward deflection of air [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downwash

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downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly
downwardness
downwardnesses
downwards
downwarp
downwash (current term)
downwashes
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downweighing
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downwelling
downwind
downwinder
downy
downy ash
downy birch
downy brome

Literary usage of Downwash

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1. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"95, and the angle of downwash recorded has been used in the preparation of Fig. ... downwash and lift coefficient. 0'5 general resemblance of the curve to ..."

2. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"Consequently local peaks in upwash or downwash may not be present in practice ... (2) There is a downwash along BO which is followed by upwash over OC and ..."

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