strong gale
noun Date: circa 1867 wind having a speed of 47 to 54 miles (75 to 87 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort scale table

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  • strong gale — n. a wind whose speed is 47 to 54 miles per hour: see the Beaufort scale in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • strong gale — noun wind moving 47 54 knots; 9 on the Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑gale • Part Holonyms: ↑Beaufort scale, ↑wind scale * * * noun : wind having a speed of 47 to 54 miles per hour see beaufort scale table * * * Meteorol. a win …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong gale — /strɒŋ ˈgeɪl/ (say strong gayl) noun a wind of Beaufort scale force 9, i.e. with average wind speed of 41 to 47 knots, or 75 to 88 km/h …   Australian English dictionary

  • strong gale — Meteorol. a wind of 47 54 mph (21 24 m/sec). [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • gale — UK [ɡeɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms gale : singular gale plural gales 1) a very strong wind a force nine gale (= a very strong gale) It s blowing a gale (= there is a strong wind). 2) a sudden loud noise of people laughing Gales of… …   English dictionary

  • gale — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ howling, severe, strong ▪ force 8, etc. ▪ northerly, westerly, etc. (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • Gale Raregroove — (Leagroove in the Japanese anime and manga), or more commonly known as King, is a character from the anime and manga Rave Master . He was the former ruler of the fictional terrorist organization known as Demon Card, and its most powerful warrior …   Wikipedia

  • Gale Sayers — Données générales Nom complet Gale Eugene Sayers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 force — adj also gale force a gale force wind is strong enough to be dangerous or cause damage >gale force adv ▪ blowing gale force …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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