- (uncommon) Nuclear winter.
1957, Bruce Hutchison, Canada: Tomorrow's Giant,], page 85:
- Let it explode, it is the only safe explosion left, now that man has invented the ingredients of eternal atomic winter.
1990, US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Global Spread of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Hearings,], page 555:
- • December 1956. elements of the IV Corps (10th [Guards] Infantry Division) and II Corps (2nd and 27th Infantry Divisions) participated in an atomic winter maneuver.
- 2002, Jean-Pierre Boulé, HIV Stories: The Archaeology of AIDS Writing in France, 1985-1988 , ISBN 0853235783, page 129:
- ...the military phantasy is fine-tuned into a nuclear war followed by an atomic winter...