cold front
noun Date: 1921 an advancing edge of a cold air mass

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  • cold front — n the front edge of a mass of cold air heading towards a place →↑warm front …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cold front — n. Meteorol. the forward edge of a cold air mass advancing under a warmer air mass …   English World dictionary

  • cold front — cold′ front n. mer the zone separating two air masses, of which the cooler, denser mass is advancing and replacing the warmer • Etymology: 1920 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cold front — For the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, see Cold Front (Star Trek: Enterprise). For the G.I. Joe character, see Cold Front (G.I. Joe). The symbol of a cold front: a blue line with triangles pointing in the direction of travel A cold front is… …   Wikipedia

  • cold front — noun the front of an advancing mass of colder air • Syn: ↑polar front • Hypernyms: ↑front • Hyponyms: ↑squall line * * * noun : an advancing edge of a cold air mass that is displacing warm air in its path often recognized by a wind shift and drop …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold front — the zone separating two air masses, of which the cooler, denser mass is advancing and replacing the warmer. [1920 25] * * * ▪ meteorology       leading edge of an advancing mass of relatively cold air. In middle and higher latitudes of both… …   Universalium

  • cold front — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cold front : singular cold front plural cold fronts the place where a moving mass of cold air meets a mass of warm air. Cold fronts usually cause heavy rain and they sometimes cause thunder. See: warm front …   English dictionary

  • cold front — A front along which cold air replaces warm air by undercutting it. A cold front is the advancing or leading edge of a steep cold wedge of air. A cold front is characterized by cumulus (Cu) and cumulonimbus (Cb) clouds with frequent precipitation… …   Aviation dictionary

  • cold front — noun A cold front is the leading edge of an advancing mass of cold air …   Wiktionary

  • cold front — šaltasis frontas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vienas atmosferos frontų, kuriame susiliečia šilto ir šalto oro masės. Šaltas oras apima teritorijas, virš kurių buvo šiltas oras. Kai šalto oro banga išstumia šiltą orą,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cold front — Synonyms and related words: air mass, anticyclone, cold sector, cyclone, front, high, high pressure area, isobar, isometric, isometric line, isopiestic line, isotherm, isothermal line, low, low pressure area, occluded front, polar front, squall… …   Moby Thesaurus

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