most commonly denotes a tropical cyclone
. The term is most often used for cyclones occurring in the western Pacific Ocean. The word is an alteration of the Arabic word, tūfān
, meaning hurricane, and the Greek word, typhōn
, meaning violent storm. It was also influenced by the Cantonese word tah fung
(literally "striking wind", but actually used to refer to tropical cyclones).
Typhoon may also refer to:
- Typhoon, a class of Soviet submarines
- Typhoon Naval Stabilized Weapon System
- the Eurofighter Typhoon, a multirole combat aircraft.
- Euro-Fighter Typhoon, a roller coaster by Gerstlauer, named after the combat aircraft
- the Hawker Typhoon, a British WWII-era aircraft
- Typhoon, the German codename for the military offensive directed against Moscow starting on 30 September 1941 (see Battle of Moscow)