Definition of eye wall in US English:

eye wall


  • The area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane or cyclone, associated with tall clouds, heavy rainfall, and high winds.

    • ‘And look at that towering cloud system around what was the eye wall of the tropical storm.’
    • ‘Weather Bureau researchers believed seeding a hurricane's eye wall could reduce the storm's intensity.’
    • ‘The worst of the storm surge always accompanies the eye wall as it makes landfall because that's where the winds are the highest.’
    • ‘The basic idea was to seed clouds just outside the eye wall with silver iodide.’
    • ‘The strongest part of a hurricane is the eye wall, on the edge of the calm center.’