dangerous semicircle

noun

Definition of dangerous semicircle

: the half of the nearly circular area of a cyclonic storm in which the velocity of rotation is added to the velocity of translation and in which a vessel tends to be drawn into the path of the storm center

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“Dangerous semicircle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dangerous%20semicircle. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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