tropical-storm

tropical storm

noun Meteorology.
a tropical cyclone of less than hurricane force.

Origin:
1940–45

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tropical storm  
A tropical cyclone having sustained surface winds between 39 and 73 mi (63 and 118 km) per hour. See Note at cyclone.
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