Part of speech: noun

A moving funnel - shaped column of air, causing waterspouts, dust - whirls, etc.

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Usage examples "whirlwind":

  1. Each fall was one long whirlwind. - "At Good Old Siwash", George Fitch.
  2. And tell me what are those lifting their white heads before us, as the snow, which has fallen in a calm, is swept about by the whirlwind which follows it? - "Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)", James Athearn Jones.
  3. Yes, they are always riding the whirlwind and directing the storm. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.