light freeze

light freeze

[′līt ¦frēz]
(meteorology)
The condition when the surface temperature of the air drops to below the freezing point of water for a short time period, so that only the tenderest plants and vines are adversely affected.
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Depending on exactly where you live, your garden may have been exposed to a light freeze (36 to 32 degrees) or a temperature more extreme during the nights leading up to the harvest moon.
Temporary lighting installed in the right side shall be taken of this contract includes operation and maintenance of new light freezes fitted.
A strobe light freezes the soloist midair, so that the dancer appears to be defying gravity, walking, skipping, and leaping through space without ever pushing off from the ground.