Entry from US English dictionary
A sudden, brief spell of cold weather.
- Spring has arrived in Texas and although we'll probably have the traditional Easter cold snap, we're done with winter.
- I'm in a fine mood, enjoying our first really good cold snap of the season.
- At least six people have died in the latest cold snap, including a hiker found in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
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Syllabification: cold snap
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