rainsquall
noun Date: 1838 a squall accompanied by rain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rainsquall — [rān′skwôl΄] n. a brief, violent windstorm with rain …   English World dictionary

  • rainsquall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a squall accompanied by rain a thick rainsquall passed over the two boats Joseph Conrad a black rainsquall makes up from windward S.E.Morison * * * /rayn skwawl /, n. squall1 (def. 1). [1840 50; RAIN + SQUALL1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • rainsquall — /rayn skwawl /, n. squall1 (def. 1). [1840 50; RAIN + SQUALL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rainsquall — rain•squall [[t]ˈreɪnˌskwɔl[/t]] n. mer a squall with rain • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

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