slipstreaming

slipstreaming

[slip-stree-ming]
noun
the act of updating a software program without adequately informing the public, as by failing to release it as an official new version.

Origin:
1985–90

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slipstream

[slip-streem]
noun Also, slip stream.
1.
Aeronautics. the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. Compare backwash ( def 2 ), wash ( def 31 ).
2.
the airstream generating reduced air pressure and forward suction directly behind a rapidly moving vehicle.
verb (used without object)
3.
to ride in the slipstream of a fast-moving vehicle.

Origin:
1910–15; slip1 + stream

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slipstream (ˈslɪpˌstriːm)
 
n
1.  airstream, Also called: race
 a.  the stream of air forced backwards by an aircraft propeller
 b.  a stream of air behind any moving object
 
vb
2.  motor racing to follow (another car, etc) closely in order to take advantage of the decreased wind resistance immediately behind it

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