vapour trail

noun

a visible trail left by an aircraft flying at high altitude or through supercold air, caused by the deposition of water vapour in the engine exhaust as minute ice crystalsAlso called: condensation trail, contrail

Nearby words

  1. vapory,
  2. vapour,
  3. vapour density,
  4. vapour lock,
  5. vapour pressure,
  6. vapourer moth,
  7. vaquero,
  8. vaquez disease,
  9. var,
  10. var.

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