- trademark Austral NZ (of fencing) made of interlaced wire and metal
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Meteorologya violent storm with circular wind motion:The cyclone struck the islands with devastating force.
- Meteorology(not in technical use) a tornado.
- Meteorologya large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Cf. anticyclone, extratropical cyclone, tropical cyclone.
- Meteorology(not in technical use) tornado.
- Mechanical EngineeringAlso called cy′clone collec′tor, cy′clone sep′arator. [Mach.]a device for removing small or powdered solids from air, water, or other gases or liquids by centrifugal force.
- Greek kyklôn revolving (present participle of kykloûn to revolve, verb, verbal derivative of kýklos; see cycle); apparently confused by Piddington with kýklōma wheel, snake's coil
- term introduced by British meteorologist Henry Piddington (1797–1858) in 1848, perh.
- another name for depression
- a violent tropical storm; hurricane
cyclonic /saɪˈklɒnɪk/, cyˈclonical, ˈcyclonal adj cyˈclonically adv