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contrail (KON-trayl) noun
Streaks of condensed water vapor or ice crystals forming in the wake of an aircraft or rocket. Also known as vapor trail.
[Blend of condensation + trail.]
"(Tiger) Woods winning majors is just what golf needs. What follows his
contrail is a series of events that pays off for everyone."
"After viewing Oliver Stone's JFK, a friend of mine said the conspiracy
was so thick he started feeling guilty, wondering if he hadn't killed
Kennedy himself. Anything was possible. Why are conspiracy theories so
This week's theme: words from aviation.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. -Chinese Proverb
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