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.
Recent Examples of gale from the Web
In April, 1931, a stout ship that had endured howling gales, towering waves and the press of polar ice tied up at a Potomac River dock alongside the boats that took sightseers to Mount Vernon and the Marshall Hall amusement park.
The Coast Guard issued these tips to keep boaters safe: Those needing passage through drawbridges should seek access well in advance of the arrival of gale force winds.
Federal officials said violent gales higher than 62 mph hit areas in the north, south and east of the country, wrecking homes and uprooting trees, Agence France-Presse reports.
Amazingly, no one quits, despite New England weather that ranges from cold gale winds to temperatures in the mid 80s.
Driven by those ferocious gales from the north, snow became snow super-glued onto the north sides of tree trunks and their branches.
However, on the third leg of the trip — from South Africa to Australia — a 60-year-old man from England on the Great Britain yacht was washed overboard in gale-force winds while helping change sails on Nov. 18.
Indeed, the only thing these men have in common apart from their rapaciousness is a strange lust for paralyzed hairstyles designed to resist gale-force winds.
Fifty miles to the north, Palm Beach County would be hit a few hours later by a 90-mph tornado; to the east, gale-force winds would end up pounding the coast, ripping up whole sections of shoreline.
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GALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gale for English Language Learners
: a very strong wind
: a sudden occurrence of laughter, tears, etc.
GALE Defined for Kids
Definition of gale for Students
- gales of laughter
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