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gale

noun \ˈgāl\

: a very strong wind

: a sudden occurrence of laughter, tears, etc.

Full Definition of GALE

1
a :  a strong current of air: (1) :  a wind from 32 to 63 miles per hour (about 51 to 102 kilometers per hour) (2) :  fresh gale — see beaufort scale table
b archaic :  breeze
2
:  an emotional outburst <gales of laughter>

Examples of GALE

  1. The boat was damaged in a strong gale.
  2. The winds approached gale force.
  3. The audience erupted in gales of laughter.

Origin of GALE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1547

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Gale

biographical name \ˈgāl\

Definition of GALE

Zona 1874–1938 Am. nov.
GALE Defined for Kids

gale

noun \ˈgāl\

Definition of GALE for Kids

1
:  a strong wind
2
:  a wind of from about 32 to 63 miles per hour (about 51 to 101 kilometers per hour)
3
:  an outburst of amusement <gales of laughter>

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