Aleutian low

[ uh-loo-shuhn loh ]

  1. a semipermanent, subarctic system of low atmospheric pressure in the Gulf of Alaska, near the Aleutian Islands, a storm-breeding area from late fall into late spring, as migratory lows often reach maximum intensity there: as the Aleutian low becomes weakened and displaced toward the North Pole with the onset of summer, the North Pacific high becomes more dominant.

Origin of Aleutian low

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby Aleutian low Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Aleutian low in a sentence

  • The great storm-breeder, the Aleutian low, is watched from Alaskan shores.

    Reading the Weather | Thomas Morris Longstreth