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parasite drag

noun, Aeronautics
the component of drag caused by skin friction and the shape of the surfaces not contributing to lift.
Origin of parasite drag
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its known that parasite drag is reduced by these dimples.
  • parasite drag is simply the mathematical sum of form drag and skin friction drag.
British Dictionary definitions for parasite drag

parasite drag

the part of the drag on an aircraft that is contributed by nonlifting surfaces, such as fuselage, nacelles, etc Also called parasite resistance
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