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  • A current of air.

    ‘a warm, south to southwesterly airstream across Scotland’
    • ‘Hail showers are quite common over the British Isles in westerly and northerly airstreams in spring.’
    • ‘They occur from July to September, when changing airstreams draw moisture-laden currents from Mexico tot he dry Southwest.’
    • ‘The moist yet cool south-west airstreams undercut the dry and hot continental air, leading to vigorous and deep convection.’
    • ‘The Observatory said the hot weather was caused by a southwesterly airstream.’
    • ‘Orographic assent is where an airstream hits a mountain and rises because of the topography.’
    • ‘Temperatures rocketed under the influence of a southwesterly airstream.’
    • ‘This occurs when high pressure systems lie to the east, and a cold front is advancing from the west - a combination that directs a hot northerly airstream across these states.’
    • ‘This amazing feat is consistent with the westerly airstream prevalent in the latitude of South Africa.’
    • ‘The sound of the human whistle, like that in the most primitive instrumental forms - a whistle fashioned from a hollow tube of wood or straw - is made by the turbulence generated in an airstream at the narrow orifice formed by pursing the lips.’
    • ‘Engineers refined the luggage rack crossbars, upgraded the door seals and repositioned the windshield wiper arms below the main airstream coming off the hood to significantly reduce wind noise.’
    • ‘There was a panel sticking up 2 inches into the airstream.’
    • ‘The military has used systems with modulated airstreams, but it takes a lot of air.’
    • ‘The air volume in the cylinder was 115 ml and an airstream of 15 ml min - 1 was pumped through the root/nodule compartment.’
    • ‘Only the Dyson, which relies on centrifugal force to spin the dust out of the airstream, maintains constant suction.’
    • ‘The system cools incoming gases to approximately 180F, humidifies the airstream and charges particulate and water droplets with opposite polarity.’
    • ‘A swift low-pressure airstream takes some molecules from this boundary layer and reduces molecular impacts on that surface of the wing across which the airstream moves faster.’
    • ‘The other blower blows a fresh airstream in through the heat exchangers.’
    • ‘An important aspect to consider, even if you opt for the single-surfboard version you've found, is that the top of the board will almost certainly be in the airstream over the top of the car.’
    • ‘An active air filtration system provides a counterflow airstream that actually works to keep dust from entering the cooling system.’
    • ‘However, we may consider a simple model in which the feather is assumed to be an isolated, flat, rigid object in a uniform airstream.’
    steady flow, stream, backdraught, slipstream



/ˈerˌstrēm/ /ˈɛrˌstrim/