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le sillage

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Definition: wake (of a boat), slipstream, trail

Ce bateau laisse un grand sillage - This boat leaves a big wake.

J'ai vu le sillage d'un avion hier - I saw a plane's (vapor) trail yesterday.

Suivons le sillage de parfum - Let's follow the scent of perfume.

Related: dans le sillage de qqun - in someone's wake (lit and fig); marcher dans le sillage de qqun - to follow in someone's footsteps

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