a person or thing that twists.
Informal. a whirlwind or tornado.
Chiefly British Informal. a deceitful, unscrupulous person.
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How to use twister in a sentence
In southern New Jersey, the Weather Service was investigating whether any twisters touched down after radar detected the possibility of several.Tropical Storm Elsa drenching New England after deluging Mid-Atlantic | Matthew Cappucci | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Before that event, only two days in the modern record since 1950 have produced twisters inside Washington.Explaining the tornado warning and storm damage in D.C. on Thursday night | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The tornado in Charles Town and twister in Frederick County were part of a small but long-lived complex of storms tracking to the northeast Monday evening.How a tornadic storm tore through West Virginia and parts of northern Maryland Monday | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
In northeast West Virginia, a twister rated EF1 on the 0 to 5 scale for tornado intensity, downed trees and wires and damaged structures in Ranson, which is just north of Charles Town.How a tornadic storm tore through West Virginia and parts of northern Maryland Monday | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Spann tweeted his thanks Thursday evening to “all of you who have reached out to me,” saying his wife was there when the twister hit but went unscathed inside their in-home shelter.A beloved Alabama weatherman learned mid-broadcast that a tornado hit home. He got back on air. | Hannah Knowles | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The F4 twister cut a long swath of destruction that crossed just four blocks from my house.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction | Sean B. Carroll | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The big twister on Monday had no sooner moved on than the paramedics were there.
The other injuries from this latest twister largely seemed to come from flying debris.
When the twister tore through Moore, Mona Thomas lost everything.The Twister Stole My Pet: How Cats, Dogs, and a Donkey Survived Oklahoma | Christine Pelisek | May 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If that is so, then the twister was a measure of the forces we are playing with.Oklahoma Tornado Devastation: What the Twister Left Behind | Michael Daly | May 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
"Yuh couldn't ride twister, yuh know yuh couldn't," Pink objected gently.The Happy Family | Bertha Muzzy Bower
Jack was fully qualified to assume this task, and it was seldom they were ever able to stump him with a twister.Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube | Louis Arundel
Moreover, Jviii does not even revolve in a closed orbit; its path is an open twister of unreturning turns.Major Prophets of To-Day | Edwin E. Slosson
"Yes, I reckon it will be more exciting than that cyclone twister that came near wafting us away," Jim said.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon | Wyn Roosevelt
And the time-honoured rhyme, "When a twister a twisting," etc., has been traced back by Halliwell to a collection of 1674.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes | Lina Eckenstein
British Dictionary definitions for twister
British a swindling or dishonest person
a person or thing that twists, such as a device used in making ropes
US and Canadian an informal name for tornado
a ball moving with a twisting motion
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