neutercane

noun

neu·​ter·​cane
ˈn(y)ütə(r)ˌkān
plural -s
: a subtropical cyclone that is usually less than 100 miles in diameter and that draws energy from sources common to both the hurricane and the frontal cyclone

Word History

Etymology

Latin neuter neither + English -cane (as in hurricane); from the difficulty of classifying it as either hurricane or frontal storm

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neutercane was in 1972

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“Neutercane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutercane. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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