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.
THE sudden cold snap has prompted bookies Ladbrokes to offer 4/1 for a white Christmas.
THE nation's most famous amateur weatherman yesterday predicted the current cold snap could last until the end of February.
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She said the cold snap and risk of snow will be caused by cold air coming down from the Arctic, and the areas at risk of snow are Scotland, the east coast of England, west Wales, south west England and Northern Ireland.
The research showed that around six in ten small businesses were impacted by the cold snap and that loss of demand (30 per cent) and closures (26 per cent) were the common impacts.
Car parts retailer Euro Car Parts is keen to do its bit to make sure that drivers are prepared for the possibility of a cold snap at any time.
We've seen an increase in daily water usage since the cold snap so it is highly likely that there are leaks we have yet to find.
Summary: A snowed in bus has had to be pushed by its passengers in Norwich, as the cold snap gripped the country on Wednesday.
I mean the mercilessly full-on, mercury knackering, ice-age inducing, end-of-the-world bringing cold snap that has blown in from Clacton.
SNOW covered a Midland beauty spot yesterday morning as the forecast cold snap hit the region.
PARIS, Feb 15 (KUNA) - The Government of President Nicolas Sarkozy has undertaken to review the energy situation here in view of the cold snap that hit Europe over the past two weeks, killing hundreds in Europe and at least 15 in France.