Hurricane Hur"ri*cane, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster]

Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful hurricane. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

{Hurricane bird} (Zo["o]l.), the frigate bird.

{Hurricane deck}. (Naut.) See under {Deck}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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