contrail

noun con·trail \ ˈkän-ˌtrāl \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of contrail

: streaks of condensed water vapor created in the air by an airplane or rocket at high altitudes

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Origin and Etymology of contrail

condensation trail


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contrail

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Definition of contrail for English Language Learners

  • : a stream of water or ice particles created in the sky by an airplane or rocket


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