tropical storm


noun Meteorology.

a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.

Nearby words

  1. tropical lichen,
  2. tropical medicine,
  3. tropical sore,
  4. tropical splenomegaly syndrome,
  5. tropical sprue,
  6. tropical typhus,
  7. tropical year,
  8. tropicalize,
  9. tropically,
  10. tropicbird

Origin of tropical storm

First recorded in 1940–45

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Science definitions for tropical storm

tropical storm

A tropical cyclone having sustained surface winds between 39 and 73 mi (63 and 118 km) per hour. See Note at cyclone.
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