Hur"ri*cane(?), n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd.Tennyson.
Each guilty thought to me isMassinger.
A dreadful hurricane.
(Zol.), the frigate bird. --
(Naut.) See under Deck.
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