Tor·na·do n.; pl. Tornadoes A violent whirling wind; specifically Meteorol., a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.
n 1: a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring
over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud
extending toward the ground [syn: twister]
2: a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather
than snorted [syn: crack]
[also: tornadoes (pl)]