supercell

[ soo-per-sel ]
/ ˈsu pərˌsɛl /

noun Meteorology.

a highly organized thunderstorm that can last for several hours, capable of producing both updrafts and downdrafts exceeding 100 miles per hour, large hailstones, tornadoes, and flash flooding (often used attributively): a supercell in Kansas City; supercell storms.

Nearby words

  1. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,
  2. supercapital,
  3. supercar,
  4. supercargo,
  5. supercede,
  6. supercharge,
  7. supercharged,
  8. supercharger,
  9. superchurch,
  10. superciliary

Origin of supercell

First recorded in 1960–65; super- + cell1

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