tropical storm

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of tropical storm

:a tropical cyclone with strong winds of over 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour but less than hurricane intensity

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First Known Use of tropical storm

1809


TROPICAL STORM Defined for English Language Learners

tropical storm

noun

Definition of tropical storm for English Language Learners

  • : a powerful storm that begins in the tropics and that has winds which are not as strong as those of a hurricane


TROPICAL STORM Defined for Kids

tropical storm

noun

Definition of tropical storm for Students

:a storm that begins in the tropics with winds that are not as strong as those of a hurricane

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