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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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British Dictionary definitions for wind-chill

wind-chill

/wɪnd-/
noun
1.
  1. the serious chilling effect of wind and low temperature: it is measured on a scale that runs from hot to fatal to life and allows for varying combinations of air temperature and wind speed
  2. (as modifier): wind-chill factor
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