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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An apparatus to assist in locating the center of a cyclone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hurricane-indicator; an apparatus (devised by Padre ViƱes, S. J., Havana) consisting of an outer card with compass-points and an inner movable card with lines, to show the direction of motion of the various atmospheric currents constituting the circulation of a tropical hurricane.


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