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clear–air turbulence

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noun \ˈklir-ˈer-\

Definition of clear–air turbulence

  1. :  sudden severe turbulence occurring in cloudless regions that causes violent jarring or buffeting of aircraft



1955

First Known Use of clear–air turbulence

1955


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