Simple Definition of gale
: a very strong wind
: a sudden occurrence of laughter, tears, etc.
Examples of gale in a sentence
The boat was damaged in a strong gale.
The winds approached gale force.
The audience erupted in gales of laughter.
Origin and Etymology of gale
First Known Use: circa 1547
Definition of Gale
Zona 1874–1938 Am. nov.
GALE Defined for Kids
Definition of gale for Students
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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