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 rain should begin to taper off by midday Saturday, but a cold front coming through late Saturday will bring another round of rain. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 This is one of the reasons why hunters tend to have success during cold fronts, Woods says. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 2 Nov. 2023 Breezes continue to strengthen behind the overnight cold front. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 Thanks to a summertime cold front, North Texas will experience a break from triple digit temperatures. Kxas-Tv (nbc5), Dallas News, 28 Aug. 2023 This discrepancy stems from the fact that hunters tend to see more deer when cold fronts hit. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 2 Nov. 2023 When the first major cold front of October hit southern Iowa, Marum swung into action. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 Forecast in detail The dramatic cold front sweeping the nation has finally arrived in Washington to deliver highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s through Thursday. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 The second cold front will be much more potent and usher in the season’s first push of truly autumn air for the central and eastern US. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cold front was in 1921

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“Cold front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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cold front

: an advancing edge of a cold air mass

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