What does the word hurricane mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  2. From the stars came a hurricane of lightning! – The Metal Monster by 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 by R.M. Ballantyne