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noun con·trail \ˈkän-ˌtrāl\

Definition of contrail

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

Origin and Etymology of contrail

condensation trail


First Known Use: 1943


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contrail

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noun con·trail \ˈkän-ˌtrāl\

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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