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mackerel sky

n. Chiefly Northeastern US
A sky covered with many small cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds, resembling the markings found on a mackerel. Also called regionally buttermilk sky.

mackerel sky

n
(Physical Geography) a sky patterned with cirrocumulus or small altocumulus clouds
[from the similarity to the pattern on a mackerel's back]

mack′erel sky′


n.
a sky marked by cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds scattered like the markings on a mackerel's back.
[1660–70]

mackerel sky

- One with rows of white fluffy clouds resembling the pattern on a mackerel's back.
See also related terms for rows.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mackerel sky - a sky filled with rows of cirrocumulus or small altocumulus cloudsmackerel sky - a sky filled with rows of cirrocumulus or small altocumulus clouds
sky - the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
Translations

mackerel sky

n (→ Himmel mmit) → Schäfchenwolken