funnel cloud
noun Date: circa 1909 a funnel-shaped cloud that projects from the base of a thundercloud and that often precedes the formation of a tornado; also tornado 2b

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  • Funnel cloud — For the album of the same title by Hem, see Funnel Cloud (album). A funnel cloud approaching the ground in Douglas, Oklahoma on May 24, 2008 A funnel cloud is a funnel shaped cloud of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of …   Wikipedia

  • funnel cloud — noun A tapering cloud descending from a larger storm cloud, indicating the presence of an intense vortex. A tornado is a funnel cloud which reaches the ground. When we saw the funnel cloud, we headed for the basement …   Wiktionary

  • funnel cloud — a rapidly rotating funnel shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is a tornado or waterspout. Also called pendant cloud, tornado cloud, tuba. * * * …   Universalium

  • funnel cloud — fun′nel cloud n. mer a rapidly rotating funnel shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is a tornado or waterspout …   From formal English to slang

  • funnel cloud — /ˈfʌnəl klaʊd/ (say funuhl klowd) noun a funnel shaped cloud formed from the core of a waterspout or tornado …   Australian English dictionary

  • funnel cloud — noun : a funnel shaped cloud that hangs below the greater thundercloud mass of a tornado …   Useful english dictionary

  • funnel cloud — A tornado, or vortex cloud, extending downward from the parent cloud but not reaching the ground …   Aviation dictionary

  • Funnel Cloud (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Funnel Cloud Type = Album Artist = Hem Released = September 5, 2006 Recorded = Genre = Folk rock Length = Label = Nettwerk Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …   Wikipedia

  • Funnel (disambiguation) — The word funnel has several meanings.* A funnel is a conical device for channelling fluids or other substances into narrow openings. * The chimney of a ship is often called a funnel. * A funnel cloud (aloft) is a quickly rotating column of air… …   Wikipedia

  • Funnel — Trichterwolke Unter einer Trichterwolke, nach dem englischen Begriff auch Funnel bzw. Funnel cloud genannt, versteht man den sichtbaren Teil einer rotierenden Luftsäule mit einer mehr oder weniger vertikalen Rotationsachse. Sie erstreckt sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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