occluded front

noun Meteorology.

a composite front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front and forces it aloft.

Nearby words

  1. occipitotransverse position,
  2. occiput,
  3. occitan,
  4. occleve,
  5. occlude,
  6. occlusal,
  7. occlusal analysis,
  8. occlusal equilibration,
  9. occlusal force,
  10. occlusal imbalance

Origin of occluded front

First recorded in 1965–70

Also called occlusion.

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British Dictionary definitions for occluded front

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 levelAlso called: occlusion
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Science definitions for occluded front

occluded front


The front formed when a cold front occludes a warm front. Compare cold front warm front.
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