superstorm

noun su·per·storm \ ˈsü-pər-ˌstȯrm \
|Updated on: 2 Jul 2018

Definition of superstorm

: a very large and powerful storm
  • Superstorm Sandy was no freak, say experts, but rather a hint of a coming era when millions of Americans will struggle to survive killer weather. They're telling us we shouldn't be surprised that this 900-mile-wide monster marched up the East Coast this week paralyzing cities and claiming scores of lives.
  • —Tim Lister

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1919

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