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vortex street

noun
1.
a regular stream of vortices or parallel streams of vortices carried downstream by the flow of a fluid over a body. These are sometimes made visible by vapour condensation as in the vortex trails from the wing tips of an aeroplane See also Kármán vortex street, vortex shedding
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