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contrail definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an artificial cloud created by an aircraft; caused either by condensation due to the reduction in air pressure above the wing surface or by water vapor in the engine exhaust [syn: contrail, condensation trail]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: condensation trail Date: 1943 streaks of condensed water vapor created in the air by an airplane or rocket at high altitudes

NOAA Weather Glossary

A cloud-like stream formed in cold, clear air behind theengines of an airplane.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a condensation trail, esp. from an aircraft. Etymology: abbr.



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