Beaufort scale

Beau·​fort scale | \ ˈbō-fərt- How to pronounce Beaufort scale (audio) \

Definition of Beaufort scale

: a scale in which the force of the wind is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12
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First Known Use of Beaufort scale

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Beaufort scale

Sir Francis beaufort

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“Beaufort scale.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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