twister
noun Date: 1579 1. one that twists; especially a ball with a forward and spinning motion 2. a tornado, waterspout, or dust devil in which the rotatory ascending movement of a column of air is especially apparent

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  • Twister — Twist er, n. 1. One who twists; specifically, the person whose occupation is to twist or join the threads of one warp to those of another, in weaving. [1913 Webster] 2. The instrument used in twisting, or making twists. [1913 Webster] He,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twister — (n.) 1570s, one who spins thread, agent noun from TWIST (Cf. twist) (v.). Meaning tornado is attested from 1881, American English …   Etymology dictionary

  • twister — *whirlwind, cyclone, typhoon, hurricane, tornado, waterspout …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • twister — ► NOUN 1) Brit. informal a swindler or dishonest person. 2) N. Amer. a tornado …   English terms dictionary

  • twister — [twis′tər] n. 1. a person who twists 2. a thing that twists; specif., a) a machine for twisting threads, etc. b) a thrown or batted ball that has been given a twist ☆ 3. Informal a tornado or cyclone …   English World dictionary

  • Twister — Pour une définition du mot « twister », voir l’article twister du Wiktionnaire. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Twister (homonymie). Twister …   Wikipédia en Français

  • twister — 1. n. a key. (Underworld.) □ You got the twister for this joint? □ Ziggy snatched the jailer’s twisters and waited until midnight to try something. 2. n. a ornado. □ A twister touched down yesterday at an isolated farm seventy miles north of… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • twister — twist [ twist ] n. m. • 1960; de l angl. to twist « tordre, tourner » ♦ Danse d origine américaine, sur un rythme rapide, caractérisée par un mouvement de rotation des jambes et du bassin. V. intr. <conjug. : 1> TWISTER [ twiste ]. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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