contrail(redirected from Airplane trail)
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A visible trail of streaks of condensed water vapor or ice crystals sometimes forming in the wake of an aircraft. Also called vapor trail.
(Aeronautics) another name for vapour trail
[C20: from con(densation) + trail]
a visible condensation of water droplets or ice crystals from the atmosphere, occurring in the wake of an aircraft, rocket, or missile.
[1940–45; con(densation) trail]
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|Noun||1.||contrail - an artificial cloud created by an aircraft; caused either by condensation due to the reduction in air pressure above the wing surface or by water vapor in the engine exhaust|
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude