Aleutian low

[ uh-loo-shuhn loh ]
/ əˈlu ʃən ˈloʊ /

noun Meteorology.

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.

QUIZZES

FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?

Origin of Aleutian low

First recorded in 1910–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020