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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
Laurie did not see, for he was carefully skating along the shore, sounding the ice, for a warm spell had preceded the cold snap.
s Bablake Weather Station said if the cold snap continues, this winter may become the coldest in the area since 1995-96.
THE cold snap that has brought a shiver to the region is likely to continue into next week, forecasters predicted last night.
The cold snap looks set to continue across Wales this week as more high pressure brings dry days and frosty nights.
He said results of the weekend's record-setting cold snap seem to support Charles Darwin's natural-selection theory.
Britain is set to plunge into freezing temperatures with heavy snow showers next week, forecasters have warned The cold snap will begin on Sunday in Scotland and is expected to spread southwards, bringing snowfall to parts of England and Wales by Wednesday.
But we're not going to have to wait till Christmas for the cold snap.
He says the worst flu epidemics usually happened when mild weather is followed by a cold snap, after studying weather patterns and viruses over the past 13 years.
THE cold snap will add PS7 a week, or PS30 in a month, to the average heating bill - piling more pressure on millions still reeling from the recent wave of energy price hikes.
A PROLONGED cold snap could grip Britain this week, the Met Office warned yesterday, writes Tom Kerr.
Summary: Britain has been hit by more snow chaos as the big thaw was replaced by a renewed cold snap.
BRITAIN was last night braced for snow as forecasters warned of a cold snap coming.