vapor trail


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Recent Examples on the Web Nanook knows that the modern world exists; in fact, one of the film’s most vivid shots has him flat on his back in the snow watching jet airplane vapor trails in the sky. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, "Review: A man named Nanook lives in a yurt and goes his own way in 'Ága’," 25 Sep. 2019 McAvoy chased in his vapor trail, but Marino finished with a backhand tuck for the Pens’ first lead of the night., "Sitting pretty in the early going and poised to coast to their season-high sixth straight game, the Bruins finished the job Monday night with a thrilling 6-4 win over the Penguins at TD Garden when Brad Marchand ripped home his second goal of the night with only 1:57 remaining in regulation.," 5 Nov. 2019 Even when Westbrook left opponents in his vapor trail, the Thunder harped on him to take the extra dribble and finish higher off the glass. Lee Jenkins,, "Behind the Scenes With Victor Oladipo, the NBA's One-Man Musical," 19 Feb. 2018 Patterson flung open the doors, welcoming the publicity that rode on the vapor trail of a win against a blue-blood program. Andy Staples,, "Can Top-10 TCU Stay Grounded? Gary Patterson Hopes He Has the Key," 4 Oct. 2017 And in less than five minutes, that pillar crash landed in the vapor trail left by Saquon Barkley's feet. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Now what? Michigan football's problems are growing, not decreasing," 22 Oct. 2017

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Vapor trail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of vapor trail

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

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