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occluded front

noun Meteorology.
  1. a composite front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front and forces it aloft.
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Origin of occluded front

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called occlusion.
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British Dictionary definitions for occluded front

occluded front

  1. 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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occluded front in Science

occluded front

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