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A specific type of arcus supplementary cloud feature in the form of a wedge of cloud on the leading edge of a thunderstorm gust front or along a cold front. It is an extension of the main cloud mass, unlike a roll cloud. The top of the wedge is normally smooth, occasionally appearing as multiple layers, but the lower surface is often turbulent.

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