[ wind-chil, win- ]
/ ˈwɪnd ˌtʃɪl, ˈwɪn- /
the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed: Sorry, but when the wind chill is below zero, I lose all interest in skiing.
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Also called wind chill fac·tor, wind·chill fac·tor [wind-chil fak-ter, win-], /ˈwɪnd ˌtʃɪl ˈfæk tər, ˈwɪn-/, chill fac·tor .
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Origin of wind chill
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for wind chill
/ (wɪnd-) /
- 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
- (as modifier)wind-chill factor
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