cloud base

noun
variants: or less commonly cloudbase play \ˈklau̇d-ˌbās\

Definition of cloud base

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 MeredithAustralian GeographicJanuary–March 1990

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First Known Use of cloud base

1891


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