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Meaning of COLD WAVE

Pronunciation:  kowld weyv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a period of unusually cold weather
 
 Synonyms: cold snap, cold spell, cold weather
 
 See Also: atmospheric condition, freeze, frost, weather, weather condition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cold" wave"\ (Meteor.)
In the terminology of the United States Weather Bureau, an
unusual fall in temperature, to or below the freezing point,
exceeding 16[deg] in twenty-four hours or 20[deg] in
thirty-six hours, independent of the diurnal range.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Afro, bitter weather, bleak weather, coif, coiffure, cold snap, cold weather, conk, depth of winter, freeze, freezing weather, frost, haircut, hairdo, hairstyle, hard winter, headdress, home permanent, natural, permanent, permanent wave, process, raw weather, snap, subzero weather, wave, winter, wintry weather, wintry wind, zero weather
 

 

 

 

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