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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.

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