Cold-wave

cold wave

noun
1.
Meteorology. a rapid and considerable drop in temperature, usually affecting a large area.
2.
a permanent wave in the hair set by special chemical solutions without the aid of any heating device.

Origin:
1875–80

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cold wave
 
n
1.  meteorol a sudden spell of low temperatures over a wide area, often following the passage of a cold front
2.  hairdressing a permanent wave made by chemical agents applied at normal temperatures

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