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RAIN SHADOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rain shadow mean? 

RAIN SHADOW (noun)
  The noun RAIN SHADOW has 1 sense:

1. an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it

  Familiarity information: RAIN SHADOW used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RAIN SHADOW (noun)


Sense 1rain shadow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("rain shadow" is a kind of...):

area; country (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography))


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