Bow Wave

Technology / Motorcycle / Bow Wave: A wave of water pushed ahead of a tire, similar to the wave pushed ahead of a boat moving through water.

Other Words for Bow

Bow Verb Synonyms: defer, yield, submit, give in, bend, bow down, capitulate
Bow Noun Synonyms: nod, curtsy or curtsey, salaam, genuflection, prostration, obeisance
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Other Words for Wave

Wave Adjective Synonyms: swell, undulation, billow, sea, heave, roller, whitecap, white horse, ripple, wavelet, breaker, comber
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Seismic Surface Wave

Science / Geology / Seismic Surface Wave: A seismic wave that follows the earth's surface only, with a speed less than that of S-waves. There are Raleigh waves (forward and vertical vibrations) and Love waves (transverse vibrations). MORE

Shallow Water Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Shallow Water Wave: A wave is classified as a shallow water wave whenever the ratio of the depth (the vertical distance of the still water level from the bottom) to the wave length (the horizontal distance between crests MORE

S-Wave

Science / Geology / S-Wave: Secondary seismic waves. A seismic wave with a direction of vibration that is perpendicular to the direction of travel. S-waves are slower than P-waves and travel only through solids. MORE

Rossby Waves

Science / Weather / Rossby Waves: The movement of ridges and troughs in the upper wind patterns, primarily the jet stream, circling the earth. Named for Carl-Gustaf Rossby, a U.S. Weather Bureau (NWS) employee, who first theorized abo MORE

Refraction (Wave)

Science / Geology / Refraction (Wave): The departure of a wave from its original direction of travel at the interface with a material of different index of refraction (light) or seismic wave velocity (see also Seismic refraction). MORE

Shockwave

Business / Internet Marketing / Shockwave: A plug-in that allows for multimedia movies to play through a browser. MORE

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