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The leading portion of a cold atmospheric air mass moving against and eventually replacing a warm air mass.
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1. (Physical Geography) the boundary line between a warm air mass and the cold air pushing it from beneath and behind as it moves
2. (Physical Geography) the line on the earth's surface where the cold front meets it
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the zone separating two air masses, of which the cooler, denser mass is advancing and replacing the warmer.
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The forward edge of an advancing mass of cold air that pushes under a mass of warm air. A cold front is often accompanied by heavy showers or thunderstorms. See more at front.
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The boundary between a mass of cold air moving into an area of warm air. The warm air is forced to rise and cumulus clouds are formed.
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|Noun||1.||cold front - the front of an advancing mass of colder air|
front - (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
squall line - a cold front along which squalls or thunderstorms are likely
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