Definition of hoar frost in English:

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hoar frost

Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːfrɒst/

noun

[mass noun]
A greyish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapour formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc.
Example sentences
  • It is actually dew if it forms at temperatures above freezing, but if it forms below freezing it is hoar frost.
  • He opens his feature on the shoreline of the savage Barents Sea as a group of 30 men trudge up a snow-covered dune, eyebrows laced with hoar frost.
  • Seely states that surface hoar frost forms only during the summer due to sunshine and fog.
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