A wake is the region of recirculating flow immediately behind a moving or stationary solid body, caused by the flow of surrounding fluid around the body.

Read more about Wake:  Fluid Dynamics, Wake Pattern of A Boat, Other Effects, Recreation

Famous quotes containing the word wake:

    What if we wake one shimmering morning to
    Hear the fierce hammering
    Of his firm knuckles
    Hard on the door?
    Shall we not shudder?
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    And if tonight my soul may find her peace
    in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
    and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
    then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I don’t want to express alienation. It isn’t what I feel. I’m interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)