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1squall

verb \ˈskwl\

Definition of SQUALL

intransitive verb
:  to cry out raucously :  scream
transitive verb
:  to utter in a strident voice
squall·er noun

Origin of SQUALL

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skval useless chatter
First Known Use: circa 1631

2squall

noun

Definition of SQUALL

:  a raucous cry

First Known Use of SQUALL

1709

3squall

noun

Definition of SQUALL

1
:  a sudden violent wind often with rain or snow
2
:  a short-lived commotion

Origin of SQUALL

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skval rushing water
First Known Use: 1699

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

4squall

intransitive verb

Definition of SQUALL

:  to blow a squall

First Known Use of SQUALL

circa 1890

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, zephyr

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