Entry from US English dictionary
The area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane or cyclone, associated with tall clouds, heavy rainfall, and high winds.
- The basic idea was to seed clouds just outside the eye wall with silver iodide.
- Weather Bureau researchers believed seeding a hurricane's eye wall could reduce the storm's intensity.
- The strongest part of a hurricane is the eye wall, on the edge of the calm center.
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Syllabification: eye wall
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