anvil (cloud)

砧状云

Atmospheric Sciences (English-Chinese) dictionary. 2014.

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  • anvil cloud — noun A tall, distinctively anvil shaped thundercloud. Syn: cumulonimbus …   Wiktionary

  • anvil cloud — noun : the anvil shaped top of a cumulonimbus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anvil (disambiguation) — An anvil is a tool used by metalworkers such as blacksmiths.Anvil may also be: *Anvil cloud or anvil dome, a cumulonimbus cloud or other type of cloud shaped like the tool *Incus, a bone in the middle ear shaped like the tool *Anvil Studio, a… …   Wikipedia

  • anvil — /an vil/, n. 1. a heavy iron block with a smooth face, frequently of steel, on which metals, usually heated until soft, are hammered into desired shapes. 2. anything having a similar form or use. 3. the fixed jaw in certain measuring instruments …   Universalium

  • anvil — The flat, spreading top of a Cb (cumulonimbus), often shaped like an anvil. Thunderstorm anvils may spread hundreds of miles (or kilometers) downwind from the thunderstorm. Sometimes, they may spread upwind, and are called back sheared anvils.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Cloud — For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). Cumulus cloudscape over Swifts Creek, Australia A cloud …   Wikipedia

  • cloud — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. haze (see cloudiness, obscurity); flight (see assemblage). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fog at a distance from the earth] Syn. haze, mist, rack, fogginess, haziness, film, puff, billow, frost, nebula,… …   English dictionary for students

  • anvil — noun 1》 a heavy iron block on which metal can be hammered and shaped. 2》 the horizontally extended upper part of a cumulonimbus cloud. 3》 Anatomy another term for incus. Origin OE anfilte, from the Gmc base of on + a verbal stem meaning beat …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mammatus cloud — Mammatus clouds in San Antonio, Texas, 2009 Appearance The cloud appears to have smooth, round puffs hanging from its underside …   Wikipedia

  • Cirrus cloud — A sky filled with many types of cirrus clouds Cirrus clouds (cloud classification symbol: Ci) are atmospheric clouds generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving them their name from the Latin word cirrus meaning a ringlet or curling… …   Wikipedia

  • mushroom cloud — Synonyms and related words: A blast, A bomb shelter, Cloudcuckooland, H blast, Mach front, airborne radioactivity, alto cumulus, alto stratus, anvil cloud, atom blast, banner cloud, billowy cloud, blast wave, cap cloud, cirro cumulus, cirro… …   Moby Thesaurus

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