- the center of a cyclonic storm, the area of lowest pressure and of comparative calm.
- a center of disturbance, tumult, or trouble: The housing bubble was the storm center of the economic collapse.
Origin of storm center
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for storm center
"Storm-center nears the American coast," he read in a nasal drawl.
The storm-center is spending its force on the coastal regions to-day.
For a time on Monday, September 27th, it was the storm-center of battle.Now It Can Be Told
He looked more like a student than like a leader who had stood in the storm-center of political turmoil.Under Four Administrations
Oscar S. Straus
Kellyan, safe up the tree, got no fair view to shoot—could only wait till the storm-center cleared a little.Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac</p>
Ernest Thompson Seton
- The point of lowest barometric pressure within the central area of a storm.
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