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twister

[′twis·tər]
(meteorology)
In the United States, a colloquial term for tornado.
(solid-state physics)
A piezoelectric crystal that generates a voltage when twisted.

Twister

 

a machine in textile production for manufacturing twisted threads, twine, cord, string, and so forth. The basic operating part of traditional twisters is the spindle, which, in spinning, gives a twist to the thread and carries the package with the thread to be twisted. Also used for making twisted thread are spinner-twisters, which combine four production operations (spinning, doubling, twisting, and winding the thread on the bobbin).

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The number of twisters reported from year to year is highly variable.
The primary concern of tornado researchers and storm chasers is to save lives by providing better warning systems in advance of twisters.
They're very dramatic to look at, but these aren't the kind of twisters you might see in America.
The Arkansas Twisters are busy planning their 10th season at Alltel Arena, and af2's season will begin the last weekend in March.
So the Oklahoma twisters came as no surprise to forecasters.