noun neu·ter·cane \ˈn(y)ütə(r)ˌkān\

Definition of neutercane



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of neutercane

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

First Known Use: 1972

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to cast off or become cast off

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