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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STREAMLINE

The result was the first American "streamline" design for a shell.

Its purpose was to streamline the commercialization of a farm product, and in this effort it was highly successful.

They had streamline hulls and tails that embodied universal-jointed double fish-tail rudders.

"No wonder they streamline," he muttered as he saw the enormous force it took to drive the gigantic ship through this air.

The French had developed a mortar shell on the streamline principle which was invisible in flight and had twice the range of ours.

The outer port, a thin door that served only to streamline the opening, swung open under Chet's hand.

WORD ORIGIN

1868, "line drawn from point to point, so that its direction is everywhere that of the motion of the fluid" [Lamb, "Hydrodynamics," 1906], from stream (n.) + line (n.). The adjective is attested from 1898, "free from turbulence," 1907 in sense of "shaped so that the flow around it is smooth."

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