Definition of cold wave
1 : an unusually large and rapid drop in temperature over a short period of time (as 24 hours)
2 : a permanent wave set by a chemical preparation without the use of heat
Examples of cold wave
<the unseasonable cold wave in the Northeast has already put a strain on oil supplies>
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Rhymes with cold wave
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