hurricane: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hûr'i-kān", hur'- or, esp. Brit., -kun), [key]
- a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 mph (32 m/sec). Cf. tropical cyclone, typhoon.
- a storm of the most intense severity.
- anything suggesting a violent storm.
- (cap.)a single-seat British fighter plane of World War II, fitted with eight .303 caliber machine guns and with a top speed in excess of 300 mph (480 km/h).
- hurricane (Thesaurus)