cold front


Definition of cold front

: an advancing edge of a cold air mass

Examples of cold front in a Sentence

A cold front will move in tomorrow, bringing with it clear skies.
Recent Examples on the Web The cold front is bringing soaking rain Monday from the Deep South to New England, with the potential for flooding rains. Jennifer Gray, CNN, "Wind strong enough to knock out power threatens 50 million people across the Northeast," 1 Mar. 2021 After the cold front passes through, more snow is expected to accumulate at elevations at 2,000 to 2,500 feet. oregonlive, "Portland metro Sunday weather: Full day of rain; high 50," 21 Feb. 2021 The next cold front arrives Wednesday night with only slightly cooler temperatures behind it. Dallas News, "Weekend warm up," 19 Feb. 2021 The New York Times reports that at least 31 people have died since the cold front arrived earlier this week. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "Hundreds of Thousands Still Lack Power Amid Snow, Subzero Temperatures Across Texas. Here’s How To Help," 18 Feb. 2021 The cold front that is bringing rain and storms to the state today will also usher in a blast of cold air, plunging temperatures to lows not seen since last winter, according to forecasters. Leigh Morgan, al, "First taste of winter is on the way for Alabama -- could there be a few snowflakes?," 29 Nov. 2020 Moderately high seas are expected to accompany the cold front, with open ocean swells of over four feet predicted to move south past the Bahama shadow and into the waters around Southern Palm Beach County, Broward and Miami-Dade. Mario Ariza,, "Get ready for a taste of winter — South Florida style," 27 Nov. 2020 Starting on Tuesday, February 12, a cold front swept across the Lone Star State, reaching Houston the following evening—even though, in classic Houston form, temps had reached 60 degrees in the city just a week prior. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, "Houston got 20 inches of snow on Valentine's Day 1895," 15 Feb. 2021 The trailing cold front from the storm in the east is bringing some severe weather to parts of Florida and a tornado watch has been issued for parts of the state until 7 a.m., including Tampa Bay which is hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday. Daniel Manzo, ABC News, "Snow moves into the Northeast; brutally cold air to persist over Midwest all week," 7 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of cold front

1921, in the meaning defined above

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6 Mar 2021

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“Cold front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cold front

: the front edge of a moving mass of cold air

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