fogbank


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

fogbank

[′fäg‚baŋk]
(meteorology)
A fairly well-defined mass of fog observed in the distance, most commonly at sea.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Erwin Roodhart for the utterly believable fogbank and the striking production design of Peter Greenaway regular Ben van Os.
His insistence that the witches circle Macbeth on the heath, then mirror that movement in the cauldron scene, may be useful in stimulating staging ideas, but to suggest that this piece of blocking will illumine the play's dark recesses demurs the discussion into the sort of intellectual fogbank in which overly academic productions are usually lost.
After 32 years behind a concrete fogbank known as the Embarcadero Freeway, San Francisco's downtown shoreline is becoming visible again.
As Keith and I neared the top of the mountain, a fogbank closed around us like a glove.
"climbed until it was like a fogbank, only more solid, and threatened to topple forward.
Human striving to venture from phenomena to noumena is portrayed by Kant as venturing forth on dangerous seas, fogbanks obscuring one's vision, hidden icebergs lurking, ever ready to sink the ship of metaphysics.