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Cold weather and periods of cold weather

cold

noun

cold air, or a cold environment

frost

noun

a period of weather cold enough to form frost

freeze

noun

a period of time when the weather is extremely cold

cold spell

noun

a period of cold weather

wind chill

noun

the fact that the wind makes the air temperature feel colder

cold snap

noun

a sudden short period of very cold weather

nuclear winter

noun

a long period of cold and darkness that could follow a nuclear war, during which the sun’s heat and light would be blocked by clouds of dust

a nip in the air

if there is a nip in the air, the weather is cold in an unpleasant way

brass monkeys

noun

very cold weather

freeze

noun

a drop in temperature to 0° Celsius or below

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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