neutercane

noun
neu·​ter·​cane | \ ˈn(y)ütə(r)ˌkān \
plural -s

Definition of neutercane

: 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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First Known Use of neutercane

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neutercane

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

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“Neutercane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutercane. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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