vapor trail


Definition of vapor trail

Examples of vapor trail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Padres roared into Monday riding a vapor trail — seven straight wins and a baseball-best 20-5 record since Aug. 17 — and trailed the Dodgers by just 2½ games. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres keep closing gap on Dodgers as big series roars to life," 14 Sep. 2020 Parise, who badly misread the attack, suddenly was chasing in Krug’s vapor trail., "Krug's overtime winner," 23 Nov. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vapor trail.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of vapor trail

1941, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vapor trail

Time Traveler for vapor trail

Time Traveler

The first known use of vapor trail was in 1941

See more words from the same year

Statistics for vapor trail

Cite this Entry

“Vapor trail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vapor trail

vapor trail


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

Comments on vapor trail

What made you want to look up vapor trail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!