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  • n  the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

  • Tossed up suddenly in the slipstream of military and political movements, he was as little familiar to most of the western world as the lands he defended.
  • Occasionally the trickle from the fringe to the heartland turns into a slipstream, and that seems to have happened with the heart-pulsing, mildly psychedelic drug called ecstasy.
  • One, a little too close, was caught in the slipstream of a ship ahead.
News & Articles

  • On the way: Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Raitt is bringing her Slipstream 2013 tour to the Midland theater on Oct. 18, a Friday. Mark Cohn opens.
    June 10, 2013 - The Kansas City Star

  • Lewis Hamilton in Sky News
    Comparing the venue for next Sunday's race to that which hosted last weekend's, Hamilton added: "Hungary is very different from Germany; Hockenheim is a track that allows you to slipstream and pass other drivers fairly easily, the Hungaroring is the...
  • Brad Pitt in United Press International
    I cannot get this guy out of my slipstream. He calls me up and wants to know what I'm wearing -- and then he shows up in the same thing,Pitt told People about his "Ocean's Eleven" co-star. "Next thing you know he's going to have six kids....
  • Michael Rasmussen in Taipei Times
    I think he [Contador] got an advantage of getting behind [the slipstream of] a motor bike, but still, he probably has the best acceleration of anybody in the peloton,Rasmussen said.

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