Hailstone Hail"stone` (-st[=o]n`), n. A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail. [1913 Webster]

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  • hailstone — (n.) O.E. hagolstan; see HAIL (Cf. hail) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hailstone — ► NOUN ▪ a pellet of hail …   English terms dictionary

  • hailstone — [hāl′stōn΄] n. [ME hawelston] a pellet of hail …   English World dictionary

  • hailstone — UK [ˈheɪlˌstəʊn] / US [ˈheɪlˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms hailstone : singular hailstone plural hailstones a small ball of ice that falls like rain …   English dictionary

  • hailstone — noun Date: before 12th century a pellet of hail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hailstone — hailstoned, adj. /hayl stohn /, n. a pellet of hail. [bef. 1000; ME; OE hagolstan. See HAIL2, STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hailstone — noun A single ball of hail …   Wiktionary

  • hailstone — hail|stone hail stone [ˈheılstəun US stoun] n a small ball of frozen rain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hailstone — hail|stone [ heıl,stoun ] noun count a small ball of ice that falls like rain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hailstone — [[t]he͟ɪlstoʊn[/t]] hailstones N COUNT: usu pl Hailstones are small balls of ice that fall like rain from the sky. ...a shower of hailstones …   English dictionary

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