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Noun: twister  twis-tu(r)
  1. A localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
    - tornado
  2. Small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
    - cruller [US]

Derived forms: twisters

Type of: cyclone, friedcake [N. Amer], tornado

Encyclopedia: Twister