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twister Line breaks: twist¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈtwɪstə/

Definition of twister in English:


1British informal A swindler; a dishonest person: she’s a back-stabbing, double-dealing twister
2North American A tornado.
Example sentences
  • Then, by reference to data from the original group of twisters, each tornado was assigned a Fujita scale rating, a path length over which damage would occur, and a path width.
  • Unlike a hurricane - a tornado's big, long-lived and usually slow-moving meteorological cousin - a twister is small, brief, and fast moving.
  • Conditions were ripe for twisters, and there were tornado warnings in counties all along the coast, with several reported touchdowns.

Words that rhyme with twister

assister, ballista, bistre (US bister), blister, enlister, glister, lister, mister, resistor, Sandinista, sister, transistor, tryster, vista
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