vapour trail


vapour trail
vapour trails
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A vapour trail is a white line of water vapour left in the sky by an aeroplane, a rocket, or a missile.
(in AM, use vapor trail)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • vapour trail — BrE vapor trail AmE n the white line that is left in the sky by a plane …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vapour trail — ► NOUN ▪ a trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky …   English terms dictionary

  • vapour trail — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms vapour trail : singular vapour trail plural vapour trails the long white line seen in the sky behind a plane …   English dictionary

  • vapour trail — n. to leave a vapour trail (high flying aircraft leave vapour trails) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • vapour trail — ▪ aerology also called  Condensation Trail, or Contrail,         streamer of cloud sometimes observed behind an airplane flying in clear, cold, humid air. It forms upon condensation of the water vapour produced by the combustion of fuel in the… …   Universalium

  • vapour trail — /ˈveɪpə treɪl/ (say vaypuh trayl) noun a trail of condensed vapour left by high flying aeroplanes, rockets, etc. Also, vapor trail …   Australian English dictionary

  • vapour trail — noun a trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky …   English new terms dictionary

  • vapour trail — BrE vapor trail AmE noun (C) the white line that is left in the sky by a plane …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • vapour trail — noun A contrail …   Wiktionary