Meaning of typhoon

ty•phoon

Pronunciation: (tī-fn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a tropical cyclone or hurricane of the western Pacific area and the China seas.
  2. a violent storm or tempest of India.
  3. (cap.)
    1. a single-engine British ground attack aircraft of World War II.
    2. NATO's name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet ballistic missile submarine carrying 20 multiwarhead missiles.
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