Word forms: slipstreams
1. countable noun The slipstream of a fast-moving object such as a car, plane, or boat is the flow of air directly behind it. ⇒ He left a host of other riders trailing in his slipstream. 2. countable noun [with poss] If you are in the slipstream of someone, you are following their example. ⇒ ...in the slipstream of various literary greats.
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