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predawn

[pree-dawn, pree-]
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noun
  1. the period immediately preceding dawn.
adjective
  1. noting the time immediately prior to dawn.

Origin of predawn

First recorded in 1945–50; pre- + dawn
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  • Knowing that nothing was in sight but waiting was a letdown after the activity of the predawn hours.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine


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