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 Chances for severe weather continue Thursday as a cold front moves east across the state, according to the National Weather Service. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, 5 May 2022 Forecasters have most of the state in a Level 2 (or slight) risk for severe weather on Friday as a cold front moves into the state. Leigh Morgan, al, 4 May 2022 Steady precipitation will turn more showery after a cold front moves into the region later Monday morning. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2022 Another cold front moves across the West Coast this weekend, bringing the next big storm to travel cross-country on Monday and Tuesday. Janice Dean, Fox News, 18 Mar. 2022 Winds shift to come from the northwest by late evening and overnight as a cold front moves through, dropping low temperatures to mid-40s. Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2022 After Wednesday’s warming brought about some snow melt, expect a big shift in conditions later today as a cold front moves through the area. Mike Rose, cleveland, 16 Feb. 2022 There’s a 30% chance of rain Tuesday night as the cold front moves through, dropping temperatures to the upper 50s on Wednesday. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Feb. 2022 High temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-70s through Thursday before dropping to the low to mid-60s Friday and Saturday as a mild cold front moves through. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cold front

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cold front was in 1921

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Cold front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold%20front. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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