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skin friction drag

noun, Aeronautics
aerodynamic resistance or drag due to the contact of moving air with the surface of an airplane, a glider, etc. Unabridged
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  • As the boundary layer moves toward the center of the wing, it begins to lose speed due to skin friction drag.

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