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occluded front

noun, Meteorology.
a composite front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front and forces it aloft.
Also called occlusion.
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First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
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occluded front

(meteorol) the line or plane occurring where the cold front of a depression has overtaken the warm front, raising the warm sector from ground level Also called occlusion
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occluded front
The front formed when a cold front occludes a warm front. Compare cold front, warm front.

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