hurricane wave

hurricane wave

[′hər·ə‚kān ¦wāv]
(oceanography)
As experienced on islands and along a shore, a sudden rise in the level of the sea associated with a hurricane. Also known as hurricane surge; hurricane tide.
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THE US Coast Guard yesterday called off a search for an Irishman who was swept into the ocean by a hurricane wave at the weekend.