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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
contrailcon‧trail /ˈkɒntreɪl $ ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable]  TTAa line of white steam made in the sky by a plane
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contrailOne figure-eight contrail created as part of a NASAfunded study was tracked by satellite for 10 hours last spring.The complacent citizen looks up and sees a distant jet's contrails, whooshing along in impressive white streams.Sometimes contrails evaporate quickly and disappear.I gazed up at the withering contrail.
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