twister

noun twist·er \ ˈtwi-stər \
|Updated on: 18 Aug 2018

Definition of twister

1 : one that twists; especially : a ball with a forward and spinning motion
2 : a tornado, waterspout, or dust devil in which the rotatory ascending movement of a column of air is especially apparent

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First Known Use of twister

1579

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TWISTER Defined for Kids

twister

noun twist·er \ ˈtwi-stər \

Definition of twister for Students

1 : tornado
2 : waterspout 2


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