Definition of occluded front in US English:

occluded front


  • A composite front produced by occlusion.

    • ‘Many weather textbooks state that occluded fronts occur when the cold front catches up with and overtakes the warm front.’
    • ‘As the cold front reaches the warm front it forms an occluded front.’
    • ‘When this happens it is known as an occluded front.’
    • ‘This means the warm air can be forced totally off the ground and this is called an occluded front.’
    • ‘But for Sampras and some wicked occluded fronts during July, he'd have won Wimbledon five times.’


occluded front

/əˈklo͞odəd frənt/