Bow Wave


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Bow Wave

A slang term for the initial shock of a change decreed by upper management. The term has a slightly negative connotation, but the situation is usually considered to be temporary.
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Even if the defense budget increases in the coming years, the Army will face stiff competition for that increase from the Air Force and Navy to fund the acquisition programs driving the modernization bow wave," he said.
The test team had to augment the X-47B's approach to account for the aircraft's bow wave, which initially pushed the hose out of the probe's reach.
14, which shows the bow wave generated from a semi-planing boat.
Air reacts like a fluid, so as an aircraft goes supersonic the air molecules are pushed aside with great force, forming a shock wave much like a boat creates a bow wave.
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The planning hull lifts the tube on top of its own bow wave.
Thereafter the numbers are expected to drop to around 20-30 per year as the initial bow wave completes the course and more recently qualified optometrists begin to see this as a natural progression in their career development.
The first one jumped through the bow wave and its outline, sharp for a split second, dissolved into a shower of millions of tiny stars on the water.
The inventors, Mike Lowery and Paul Price, said the design results in a significant reduction of down force and elimination of the bow wave in front of the barrel as it rotates at the same speed as the flow of water, thus increasing efficiency.
Our survey suggests there is a bow wave coming in terms of the level of scrutiny suppliers are going to be subjected to by customers.
The data proved this location was still in the bow wave of the Glasair wing (we surmised) when approaching stall.
Drive only fast enough to create a small bow wave in front of the vehicle.