cold front

noun

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 But once the cold front pushes eastward, snow levels will start falling. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Rain, wind on the way for New Year’s Eve," 31 Dec. 2019 The storms are expected to develop along and possibly ahead of a strong cold front and move across the state from northwest to southeast starting on Monday afternoon in north Alabama and Monday evening in south Alabama. Leigh Morgan, al, "All of Alabama has a risk of strong storms on Monday," 14 Dec. 2019 Highs reached the mid-50s on Monday in Northeast Ohio, so the cold front will bring temperatures down into the 20s in Cleveland and Akron. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Northeast Ohio will see temperatures plummet as Arctic front moves across Midwest to East Coast," 10 Dec. 2019 Officials believe the animals were left helpless for weeks on end during recent cold fronts and rainstorms. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "15 dogs, 3 cats found tethered to stakes outside southeast Houston home," 8 Nov. 2019 The mid-90s highs of today will start dropping throughout tomorrow, as possible showers and a cold front roll in. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "More storms, cold front to bring mild summer temperatures to Michigan," 20 July 2019 The warm front is quickly followed by a cold front for Saturday night and then some drying. Rosemarie Stein | The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Portland metro Friday weather: Showers for the valleys, snow in the Cascades; heavier rain arrives tonight," 26 Jan. 2018 Warm air surges ahead of an approaching cold front, with just a few showers possible despite mostly cloudy skies, as temperatures rise into the 60s. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Still cool but dry today; warmer with showers at times tomorrow and Tuesday," 8 Dec. 2019 The storm is likely to be short-lived as it gets absorbed by an approaching cold front over the next couple of days. Dave Hennen, CNN, "Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cold front

1921, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jan 2020

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“Cold front.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold%20front. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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cold front

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cold front

: the front edge of a moving mass of cold air

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