Definition of chill factor in English:

chill factor

noun

  • A quantity expressing the perceived lowering of the air temperature caused by the wind.

    • ‘The freezer is - 40 deg F, and fans create a wind chill factor that drops the temperature to 100 degrees below zero.’
    • ‘I would have tried to brave the wind chill factor - it's not that long of a walk to the train, or from the Whitehall station to my office - but it feels like there's solid lead in my sinuses.’
    • ‘I was almost grateful the wind chill factor was minus 10 and the temperature a mere seven degrees at the top of the pass since by then I was so hot I was steaming.’
    • ‘Some statements they have expressed are, ‘I watch the weather channel’ and questions like, ‘What is the wind chill factor?’’
    • ‘But the wind chill factor could make the weather feel much colder.’
    • ‘Yesterday was a sunny day but the wind chill factor on the sea front in Plymouth might have been about minus 2 or 3.’
    • ‘The wind chill factor on the roof of the alps puts the temperature at about minus 10C but we wade knee-deep in pristine powder, waving our arms and skylarking like the Beatles in Help.’
    • ‘For the record, the gale was approximately Force 5, the wind chill factor about - 10C, and all that was garnished with a selection of accompaniments ranging from rain to hail.’
    • ‘For you people in the North East things have been especially scorching, with temperatures getting up to 150 degrees with the wind chill factor.’
    • ‘At motorway speeds in December the wind chill factor comes in, freezing you quicker if not properly attired.’
    • ‘The computerized multi-tray deep freezer features fans that turn the wind chill factor to 110 degrees below zero.’
    • ‘And the wind chill factor plus the cool temperatures, led to spot purchases of warm Disney Brand parkers at US $58 each.’
    • ‘The cold moved slowly up the country towards Wellington yesterday, the wind chill factor keeping temperatures very low.’
    • ‘It's not so bad when riding because of the wind chill factor, but running does get very warm,’ she says.’
    • ‘Due to the sub-zero temperatures, around minus 52C including the wind chill factor, the body burns more calories a day to maintain warmth.’
    • ‘Stuck in a hugely precarious and dangerous situation, in a full snow storm with a wind chill factor of about minus 80 degrees, Simpson found himself staring death in the face.’
    • ‘If you're like most of us, you've probably skipped a few gym days (hey, we understand not wanting to go out when the wind chill factor is zero) and indulged in a few too many comfort foods.’
    • ‘A cold front in the Chicago area caused temperatures to plummet below ten degrees with a wind chill factor near zero.’
    • ‘The water of the Southern Ocean peaks at two degrees, and then there's the wind chill factor.’
    • ‘I was starting to become disappointed, and the wind chill factor of three degrees Fahrenheit wasn't helping matters, especially as evening set in and the weather got even colder.’

Pronunciation

chill factor