• IPA: /ˈmeɪlstɹəm/

maelstrom (plural maelstroms)

  1. A large and violent whirlpool.
    • 2001 — Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 212
      A hulking shape burst through the doorway and hurtled down the corridor, leaving a maelstrom of air currents in his wake.
  2. (figurative) Any violent or turbulent situation.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: водоворо́т
  • Spanish: vorágine

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