Definitions for maelstromˈmeɪl strəm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a powerful whirlpool often hazardous to approach.
a tumultuous state of affairs.
(cap.) a powerful current off the NW coast of Norway.
Origin of maelstrom:
1550–60; < early D maelstroom, repr. mal(en) to grind +stroom stream. See meal2, stream
whirlpool, vortex, maelstrom(noun)
a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
A large and violent whirlpool.
Any violent or turbulent situation.
a celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway
also Fig. ; as, a maelstrom of vice
Maelstrom is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Marvel Two-in-One #71, and was created by writer Mark Gruenwald.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
. See Malström.
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