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Noun: hurricane  'hur-u,keyn or 'hú-ru,keyn or 'hú-ri-kun [N. Amer], 'hú-ru,keyn or 'hú-ri-kun [Brit]
  1. A severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving at 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

Derived forms: hurricanes

Type of: cyclone, tornado

Part of: Beaufort scale, wind scale

Encyclopedia: Hurricane, WV