extratropical cyclone

noun ex·tra·trop·i·cal cyclone \ ˌek-strə-ˌträ-pi-kəl- \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of extratropical cyclone

: a cyclone in the middle or high latitudes often containing a cold front that extends toward the equator for hundreds of miles

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First Known Use of extratropical cyclone

1923


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