chill factor

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The National Weather Service expects temperatures in the mid-teens, a wind chill factor of zero and freezing rain that will make streets and sidewalks super slick. oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2022 In fact, Augusta Hoffman specifically enlisted a pair of Blasco Clichy swivel chairs to up this Upper East Side apartment’s chill factor. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 29 Dec. 2022 Places like Des Moines, Iowa, where the temperature was -7 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, are expected to feel even colder, with a wind chill factor of -35. Olivia Niland, CBS News, 23 Dec. 2022 Wednesday evening temperatures will likely drop to the low 20s, while the wind chill factor hovers in the single digits, KOIN 6 News chief meteorologist Natasha Stenbock predicted. oregonlive, 21 Dec. 2022 At this steamy time of year, there’s also the chill factor: Colder drinks hold carbonation better than warm ones, and drinks that are both carbonated and cold have been shown to be more thirst-quenching. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2022 The wind chill factor is expected to feel 2 below zero when the Packers and San Francisco 49ers kick off at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs at Lambeau Field. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Jan. 2022 The wind chill factor in the area at the time was reported at minus 12. Becky Bohrer, ajc, 5 Jan. 2022 Without having to loft nary a punt, the Packers dispatched the Bears 40-28 in front of 44,781 hearty souls, who braved a minus-7 degree wind chill factor and five Bear turnovers. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, 2 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chill factor was in 1965

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“Chill factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chill%20factor. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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chill factor

noun
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