|—n , pl -does, -dos|
|1.||cyclone, Also called: twister a violent storm with winds whirling around a small area of extremely low pressure, usually characterized by a dark funnel-shaped cloud causing damage along its path|
|2.||a small but violent squall or whirlwind, such as those occurring on the West African coast|
|3.||any violently active or destructive person or thing|
|4.||(often capital) a type of dinghy, designed to be crewed by two people|
|[C16: probably alteration of Spanish tronada thunderstorm (from tronar to thunder, from Latin tonāre), through influence of tornar to turn, from Latin tornāre to turn in a lathe]|
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