Definition of “cold snap” - English Dictionary

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“cold snap” in British English

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cold snapnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊld ˌsnæp/ us /ˈkoʊld ˌsnæp/

Examples from literature

  • I cut some last year after the extreme cold snap in December and we threw it practically all away this spring. 
  • In fact during those few days there had been a very cold snap throughout the region. 
  • It's mighty unusual, a cold snap like this in March, remarked the man who shuffled. 
  • Maybe we'll have a storm and a cold snap that will improve conditions. 
  • She lays her eggs in November and dies with the first cold snap. 

(Definition of “cold snap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cold snap” in American English

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cold snapnoun [ C ]

/ˈkoʊld ˌsnæp/

a short period of very cold weather

(Definition of “cold snap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)