whiteout

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noun white·out \ˈhwīt-ˌau̇t, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whiteout

  1. :  a surface weather condition in a snow-covered area (such as a polar region) in which no object casts a shadow, the horizon cannot be seen, and only dark objects are discernible; also :  a blizzard that severely reduces visibility

Examples of whiteout in a Sentence

  1. We got caught in a whiteout.

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Origin and Etymology of whiteout

white + blackout


WHITEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

whiteout

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Definition of whiteout for English Language Learners

  • : a type of snowstorm in which blowing or falling snow and clouds make it very difficult to see

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