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wind chill

or windchill

[wind-chil, win-] /ˈwɪndˌtʃɪl, ˈwɪn-/
noun, Meteorology.
1.
the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.
Also called windchill factor
[wind-chil, win-] /ˈwɪndˌtʃɪl ˌfæk tər, ˈwɪn-/ (Show IPA),
windchill index [wind-chil in-deks, win-] /ˈwɪndˌtʃɪl ˌɪn dɛks, ˈwɪn-/ (Show IPA), chill factor.
Origin of wind chill
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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  • Then a wind chill and sharp with the edge of winter began to blow down from the slopes.

    The Scouts of Stonewall Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Once in the street, he felt the night wind chill the perspiration gathered on his brow.

    The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas
  • The morning was gray, the peaks hidden in clouds, and the wind chill as the women came from their beds.

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