Share this entry

Share this page

counterflow

Line breaks: coun¦ter|flow
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəfləʊ
 
/

Definition of counterflow in English:

noun

A flow moving in the opposite direction to another: [as modifier]: a counterflow airstream that works to keep dust from entering the cooling system
More example sentences
  • The counterflow swimming pool and hydro-spa are additional attractions at the centre.
  • The counterflow of native fishes to other regions was much smaller; only two Pacific slope species, the Chinook salmon and the rainbow trout, were transported out of their native range before 1900.
  • The Lions Gate is a 3 lane bridge, with the centre lane being a counterflow lane.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure