A rotating funnel-shaped cloud forming the core of a tornado or waterspout.
More example sentences
- Forecaster Chris Rees, from PA Weather, said it sounded as though a funnel cloud or a mini tornado had hit the town.
- The weather we have seen over the last few days is conducive to a tornado, or a funnel cloud as we call them, and we had one near Halton on Monday as well.
- The funnel cloud associated with most tornadoes results from moisture condensing out of humid air as the vortex accelerates and the air pressure inside drops.
Definition of funnel cloud in:
- The US English dictionary