Definition of whiteout in English:


Syllabification: white·out
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wītˌout


  • 1A blizzard, especially in polar regions, that reduces visibilities to near zero.
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    • Our weather is a factor most of the time, with very thick fogs in springtime, very heavy snow in the fall, and blizzards and white-outs in the winter.
    • The concept has potential: two strangers, trapped in an Alaska cabin during a white-out, one a woman in a wedding dress stumbling in from the cold, the other, the reserved and anti-social inhabitant of the cabin.
    • The white-out in and around the city caused match promoter Martin Witts to put the Barbican meeting between Jimmy White and Alex Higgins on hold.
  • 1.1A weather condition in which the features and horizon of snow-covered country are indistinguishable due to uniform light diffusion.
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    • With no food or water, and the dangers of hypothermia and dehydration sliding into inevitability, the men continue their treacherous descent through white-out conditions.
    • Just wanted to call and say since the last update we've moved to camp 2 on quite snowy conditions and pretty white-out, zero visibility.
    • Mountain rescue teams battled through white-out conditions to find the wreckage near the summit of the Highland mountain, the second highest in the UK.
  • 2White correction fluid for covering typing or writing mistakes.
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    • In his new post, McEttrick oversees all functions of lighters, shavers, writing instruments and white-out correction products.
    • This includes food products, of course, but also school supplies such as ink, toner, white-out, and paint.
    • This is Christmas in Connecticut and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, instead of white-out dropping on a 1040EZ tax form, which is more in keeping with this pre-April calendar.
  • 3A loss of color vision due to rapid acceleration, often before a loss of consciousness.
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    • As you enter, visual and acoustic references are slowly erased, leaving only a visual white-out and the white noise of the pulsating nozzles.
    • Either way, I'm going to lie down before total white-out.

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