Pronunciation: (tī-fOOn'), [key]
1. a tropical cyclone or hurricane of the western Pacific area and the China seas.
2. a violent storm or tempest of India.
3. (cap.) Mil.
a. a single-engine British ground attack aircraft of World War II.
b. NATO's name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet ballistic missile submarine carrying 20 multiwarhead missiles.
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