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parasite drag

noun, Aeronautics
1.
the component of drag caused by skin friction and the shape of the surfaces not contributing to lift.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples for parasite drag
  • 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

noun
1.
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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