frost smoke

  1. an ice fog caused by extremely cold air flowing over a body of comparatively warm water, especially in polar regions.

Origin of frost smoke

First recorded in 1740–50

Words Nearby frost smoke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use frost smoke in a sentence

  • Yet we sped swiftly on, until a dark line was seen ahead with wreaths of "frost-smoke" curling over it.

    North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • The frost-smoke is wreathing the red zone of our southern horizon.

  • As we sail on, the sea steams like a line-kiln, “frost-smoke” covers it.

  • Then the frost smoke rose like mist, and the white glare shone as a sea.

    Heralds of Empire | Agnes C. Laut
  • Frost-smoke from opening cracks was showing in all directions during October 6.

    South! | Sir Ernest Shackleton