cloud base

noun

variants or less commonly cloudbase
plural cloud bases also cloudbases
: the lower edge of a cloud or cloud system
a low cloud base
The tools of its trade include a pair of wings that can take it soaring to cloudbase or turn it into a feathered projectile capable of gliding or diving at 95 km/h …Peter Meredith, Australian Geographic, January–March 1990

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloud base was in 1891

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“Cloud base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20base. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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