cold snap

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cold snap

n
(Physical Geography) a sudden short spell of cold weather

cold′ snap`


n.
a sudden, relatively brief period of cold weather. Also called cold′ spell`.
[1770–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.cold snap - a spell of cold weather
while, spell, patch, piece - a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
Translations

cold snap

n a sudden cold snapun'improvvisa ondata di freddo

cold snap

n (fam) ola de frío
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