- indicating or recording lower than zero on some scale, especially on the Fahrenheit scale: a week of sub-zero temperatures.
- characterized by or appropriate for sub-zero temperatures: sub-zero climates; sub-zero clothing for the exploration.
Origin of sub-zero
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Examples from the Web for subzero
A runaway teen hitched a ride in the wheel well of a plane that reached 38,000 feet and subzero temperatures.How to Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive
April 22, 2014
I found it emotionally and physically draining because sometimes we filmed in subzero conditions in New York.Costarring With Dinosaurs
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September 26, 2011
Silicones for motor insulation and subzero lubricants—used in new glassmaking techniques for myriad products.The Practical Values of Space Exploration
Committee on Science and Astronautics
- (esp of temperature) lower or less than zero
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