magnus effect

magnus effect
\\ˈmagnəs-, ˈmaignəs-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized M
Etymology: after Heinrich G. Magnus died 1870 German chemist and physicist
: the sideways thrust on a rotating cylinder placed with its axis perpendicular to a current of air which has been utilized to propel ships and in aviation as a lift — compare rotor ship

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