arctic front

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arctic front

  1. (physics, meteorology) The semipermanent, semicontinuous front between the deep, cold arctic air and the shallower, basically less cold polar air of northern latitudes; generally comparable to the antarctic front of the southern hemisphere.



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arctic front (plural arctic fronts)

  1. A cold front of very cold arctic air advancing on somewhat less cold air.

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