proper noun (wikipedia, Hawker Hurricane)
(wikipedia, Hurricane, West Virginia)
(wikipedia, Hurricane, Utah)
- A British fighter aircraft used during World War II, especially during the Battle of Britain
- A town in West Virginia, United States, population 5,968 (2005 census estimate)
- A town in Utah, United States, population 9,748 (2004 Census estimate)
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noun (plural hurricanes)(Many variant spellings.)
Etymology: From Spanish huracín, ultimately from the name of the Maya god of storm Jun Raqín meaning "one leg" in the classic Maya language.
- A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North Pacific Ocean, Pacific off the west coast of Mexico with winds of 75 miles per hour (120.7 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes. Variant names given to the same type of storm in other areas of the world include typhoon (eastern Asia), cyclone (India), willy willy (Australia), and baguio (China Sea).
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