Science / Weather / Blocking High: The development of a warm ridge or cutoff high aloft at high latitudes which becomes associated with a cold high at the surface, causing a split in the westerly winds. Such a high will move very slowly, tending to move westward during intensification and eastward during dissipation. It prevents the movement of migratory cyclones across its latitudes.
High Noun Synonyms: anticyclone
High Adjective Synonyms: tall, lofty, elevated, towering
High Adverb Synonyms: intoxication, altered consciousness
Science / Weather / Cut-Off High: A warm high which has become displaced and is on the polarward side of the jet stream. It occurs mostly during the spring and is most frequent over northeastern Siberia, Alaska, and Greenland. It is a MORE
Business / Finance / Highjacking: A bond with Triple-A or Double-A rating in Standard & Poor's, or Moody's rating system. MORE