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wedge tornado

wedge tornado
 n.— «The tornado that struck Greensburg is being described as at least a mile wide, perhaps a mile and a half wide. It was what is known as a “wedge” tornado, a tornado that looks wider than it does tall.» —“Large tornado levels Kansas town” in Greensburg, Kansas Weather.com May 5, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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