tropical storm


noun Meteorology.

a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.

Origin of tropical storm

First recorded in 1940–45
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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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