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Meaning of slipstream

slip•stream

Pronunciation: (slip'strēm"), [key]
— n.
  1. the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. Cf.(def. 2),(def. 35).
  2. the airstream generating reduced air pressure and forward suction directly behind a rapidly moving vehicle.
—v.i.
  1. to ride in the slipstream of a fast-moving vehicle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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