any of several small, tube-nosed seabirds of the family Hydrobatidae, usually having black or sooty-brown plumage with a white rump.
any small petrel, such as the northern Hydrobates pelagicus, of the family Hydrobatidae, typically having a dark plumage with paler underparts Also called Mother Carey’s chicken, stormy petrel
noun, Southern U.S. 1. a storm cellar.
adjective 1. protected from or not affected by storms. adjective 1. withstanding or giving protection against storms
noun 1. a sewer for carrying off rainfall drained from paved surfaces, roofs, etc.
noun 1. a visual signal, as a flag, giving advance notice of a heavy storm, used especially along coastal areas. 2. storm warning (def 2).