squall line

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squall line

n.
A line of thunderstorms preceding a cold front.

squall line

n
(Physical Geography) a narrow zone along a cold front along which squalls occur. See also line squall
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Noun1.squall line - a cold front along which squalls or thunderstorms are likely
cold front, polar front - the front of an advancing mass of colder air
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As it turned out, two squall lines had converged on the carrier.
They can form by themselves (single cell, super cell, or airmass), or in clusters (frontal, squall lines, or mesoscale-convective complexes-MCCs).