Brocken specter
Brocken specter Brock"en spec"ter or Brocken spectre Brock"en spec"tre [Trans. of G. Brockengespenst.] A mountain specter (which see), esp. that observed on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • brocken specter — noun or brocken bow ˈbräkən Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: from Brocken, peak in the Harz mountains, Germany; Brocken specter, translation of German brockengespenst : an optical phenomenon sometimes seen from the summit of mountains or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brocken specter — an optical phenomenon sometimes occurring at high altitudes when the image of an observer placed between the sun and a cloud is projected on the cloud as a greatly magnified shadow. [1920 25; see BROCKEN BOW] * * * …   Universalium

  • Brocken specter — n. spirit, ghost, phantom; optical phenomenon that sometimes occurs at high when the image of an observer located between the sun and a cloud is displayed onto a cloud as an extremely enlarged shadow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brocken spectre — Brocken spectre. This is not actually on Brocken, but was taken in the Tanzawa Mountains in Japan; despite the name, the phenomenon is not unique to Brocken and can occur in any misty mountain region …   Wikipedia

  • Brocken spectre — Brocken specter Brock en spec ter or Brocken spectre Brock en spec tre [Trans. of G. Brockengespenst.] A mountain specter (which see), esp. that observed on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specter of the brocken — Usage: usually capitalized B : brocken specter * * * specter of the Brocken, = Brocken specter. (Cf. ↑Brocken specter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • brocken bow — noun see brocken specter * * * /boh/ anticorona. [so called from frequent observation of the phenomenon by individuals standing on the BROCKEN at sunset] …   Useful english dictionary

  • specter —   Lapu, akua lapu, kāhoaka.    ♦ Specter of the Brocken, Akakū ānuenue …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • mountain specter — noun : brocken specter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mountain specter — Moun tain spec ter An optical phenomenon sometimes seen on the summit of mountains (as on the Brocken) when the observer is between the sun and a mass of cloud. The figures of the observer and surrounding objects are seen projected on the cloud,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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