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lake effect

noun

Definition of lake effect

  1. :  a meteorological phenomenon in which warm moist air rising from a body of water mixes with cold dry air overhead resulting in precipitation especially downwind —usually hyphenated when used attributively <lake-effect snows>



1951

First Known Use of lake effect

1951


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