Part of speech: noun

Originally, a cyclone; now, any gale of unusual violence.

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Usage examples "hurricane":

  1. When within one hundred and fifty leagues of the West Indies they were caught in the tail of a hurricane, which scattered the fleet and sank one of the ships. - "England in America, 1580-1652", Lyon Gardiner Tyler.
  2. From the stars came a hurricane of lightning! - "The Metal Monster", A. Merritt.
  3. A terrible hurricane burst upon the China seas in the month of January 1837, as we learn from the " United Service Journal" of that year. - "The Ocean and its Wonders", R.M. Ballantyne.