windchill

noun wind·chill \ ˈwin(d)-ˌchil \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of windchill

: 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.

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First Known Use of windchill

1939

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WINDCHILL Defined for English Language Learners

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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

noun wind·chill \ ˈwin(d)-ˌchil \

medical Definition of windchill

: 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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