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jet stream

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a narrow current of strong winds high above the earth that move from west to east
Translations of “jet stream”
in Chinese (Traditional) (地球高空自西向東的)急流…
in Chinese (Simplified) (地球高空自西向东的)急流…
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