Hurricane vs Hailstorm - What's the difference?

hurricane | hailstorm |

As a proper noun hurricane

is a british fighter aircraft used during world war ii, especially during the battle of britain.

As a noun hailstorm is




(Tropical cyclone)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) , ultimately from the name of the (etyl) storm god Juracán whom the Taínos believed dwelled on El Yunque mountain and, when he was upset, sent the strong winds and rain upon them.


  • (en noun)
  • A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea]], Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North [[Pacific Ocean, Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 74 miles per hour (119 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder , title=Not Just Going with the Flow , volume=101, issue=2, page=114 , magazine= citation , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes .}}
  • (meteorology) a wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm
  • Coordinate terms
    * (type of a cyclone) cyclone, tropical storm, typhoon * (meteorology) breeze, gale, storm
    See also
    * * anticyclone * wind

    Etymology 2

    Coined by Jeret Peterson


    (en noun)
  • (sports, aerial freestyle skiing) "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
  • See also
    * (freestyle aerial skiing) rudy, randy, daffy, full, double-full, triple-full, lay, back, slap-back, stretch



    Alternative forms

    * hail storm


    (en noun)