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Meaning of hurricane-force wind

hur•ri•cane-force wind

Pronunciation: (hûr'i-kān"fôrs" wind', -fōrs", hur'- or, esp. Brit., -kun-), [key]
  1. a wind, not necessarily a hurricane, having a speed of more than 72 mph (32 m/sec): the strongest of the winds.
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