Flinter: the time of year when it is still technically fall, but the weather resembles that of winter.
Example: As Thanksgiving grew nearer, the frequent snowflakes made it clear that flinter was in full swing.
Related nonwords: leafsicle, carfrost, shovelcise
Me, after the first snow: “It’s winter!!!”
Mom: “Not for another month and a half…”
Flinter is also that special time of year when snow covers raked-up leaves, giving the illusion that they are really mounds of snow instead of piles of discarded plant appendages.
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