funnel cloud

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funnel cloud

[′fən·əl ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
The popular term for the tornado cloud, often shaped like a funnel with the small end nearest the ground.
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funnel cloud

A tornado, or vortex cloud, extending downward from the parent cloud but not reaching the ground.
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