the wavelike effect, characterized by severe updrafts and downdrafts, that occurs when rapidly flowing air encounters the steep front of a mountain range.
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Also called lee wave.
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Examples from the Web for lee wave
The foam from the top of a mountain-wave scudded through the ropes of the car.
Not only will the march of Morse be under the mountain-wave, but his home will be on the deep.