extratropical cyclone

[ek-struh-trop-i-kuh l, ek-]


any large-scale, cyclonic storm that is not a tropical cyclone, especially the common frontal cyclone of the middle and high latitudes.

Origin of extratropical cyclone

First recorded in 1920–25; extra- + tropical
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extratropical cyclone


See under cyclone.
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