tornado

tornado
tornado [tôr nā′dō]
n.
pl. tornadoes or tornados [altered (prob. based on Sp tornar, to turn) < Sp tronada, thunder, thunderstorm < tronar, to thunder < L tonare, to THUNDER ]
1. a violently whirling column of air, with wind speeds of about 100 to 300 miles per hour, extending downward from a cumulonimbus cloud, esp. in Australia and the central U.S.: usually appearing as a rapidly rotating, slender, funnel-shaped cloud and typically causing great destruction along its narrow path
2. in W Africa and the adjacent Atlantic, a severe thundersquall
3. any whirlwind or hurricane
☆ tornadic [tôrnad′ik]
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Синонимы:
(of great violence and with a whirling motion), , , , ,


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