Main meanings of frostbiting in English

: frostbiting1frostbiting2

frostbiting1

Pronunciation /ˈfrɒs(t)bʌɪtɪŋ/

noun

  • The process or fact of being exposed to freezing temperatures; damage or injury as a result of this; frostbite.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in James Pilkington (1520–1576), bishop of Durham. From frost + biting.

Main meanings of frostbiting in English

: frostbiting1frostbiting2

frostbiting2

Pronunciation /ˈfrɒs(t)bʌɪtɪŋ/

adjective

  • Of the weather, the wind, etc.: intensely cold; so cold as to cause frostbite. Also (and in earliest use) figurative.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Tell-Trothes New-yeares Gift. From frost + biting.