windchill

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noun wind·chill \ˈwin(d)-ˌchil\

Definition of windchill

  1. :  a still-air temperature that would have the same cooling effect on exposed human skin as a given combination of temperature and wind speed —called also chill factor, windchill factor, windchill index

Examples of windchill in a sentence

  1. It's cold outside, and it feels even colder because of the windchill.

  2. Expect windchills in the 20s tonight.

1939

First Known Use of windchill

1939


WINDCHILL Defined for English Language Learners

windchill

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noun wind·chill \ˈwin(d)-ˌchil\

Definition of windchill for English Language Learners

  • : the effect that wind has of making air feel colder than it actually is

  • : a temperature that shows how cold the air feels because of the wind


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windchill

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noun wind·chill \ˈwin(d)-ˌchil\

Medical Definition of windchill

  1. :  a still-air temperature that would have the same cooling effect on exposed human skin as a given combination of temperature and wind speed—called also chill factor, windchill factor, windchill index


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