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English definition of “whirlwind”

whirlwind

noun [C]     /ˈwɜːl.wɪnd/ US  /ˈwɝːl-/ (US also twister)
a tall , spinning column of air that moves across the surface of the land or sea Stormy weatherWind and windsWind and windsStormy weather
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