Beaufort scale

noun Beau·fort scale \ˈbō-fərt-\

Definition of Beaufort scale

  1. :  a scale in which the force of the wind is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12

Origin and Etymology of beaufort scale

Sir Francis Beaufort

First Known Use: 1856

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