moderate gale
noun Date: 1703 wind having a speed of 32 to 38 miles (51 to 61 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort scale table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • moderate gale — n. a wind whose speed is 32 to 38 miles per hour: see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • moderate gale — noun wind moving 32 38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale • Syn: ↑near gale • Hypernyms: ↑gale • Part Holonyms: ↑Beaufort scale, ↑wind scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • moderate gale — a wind of 32 38 mph (14 17 m/sec). [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gale — (g[=a]l), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm, sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gj[=o]la gust of wind, gola breeze. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gale — Synonyms and related words: air, black squall, blast, blaze, blizzard, blow, breeze, burst, convulsion, cooling breeze, cyclone, equinoctial, eruption, explosion, fit, flare up, gentle wind, gust, half a gale, heavy blow, howl, hurricane, ill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • near gale — noun wind moving 32 38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale • Syn: ↑moderate gale • Hypernyms: ↑gale • Part Holonyms: ↑Beaufort scale, ↑wind scale * * * near gale noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • near gale — noun Date: circa 1975 moderate gale see Beaufort scale table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Topgallant gale — Gale Gale (g[=a]l), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm, sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gj[=o]la gust of wind, gola breeze …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fresh gale — Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moderategale — moderate gale n. A wind with a speed from 32 to 38 miles (51 to 61 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale. Also called near gale. * * * …   Universalium

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