1. a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
Similar word(s): twister
2. a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
Similar word(s): crack
Sentences with tornado as a noun:
- A tornado is a rotating column of air, pendant from a cumulonimbus cloud, and nearly always observable as a funnel cloud or tuba. Its vortex, meters in diameter, rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere, with wind speeds of 160 to more than 480 kilometres per hour.