cold snap


cold snap
noun
a spell of cold weather
Syn: ↑cold spell
Hypernyms: ↑while, ↑piece, ↑spell, ↑patch

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a sudden onset of a relatively brief period of cold weather. Also called cold spell.
[1770-80, Amer.]

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cold snap noun
A sudden short spell of cold weather
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Main Entry:cold

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cold snap UK US noun [countable] [singular cold snap plural cold snaps]
a sudden short period of very cold weather
Thesaurus: cold weather and periods of cold weathersynonym

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cold snap,
a sudden interval of cold weather: »

A record November cold snap has literally frozen the shiny red berries off most of the trees here in the Pacific Northwest (Wall Street Journal).

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n. a sudden, brief spell of cold weather

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ˈcold snap f20 [cold snap] noun (informal)
a sudden short period of very cold weather

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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