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
The potential for high seas and gale force winds exists through Thursday.
The latter's relentless, rhythmic drive apparently inspired Bunnett to push hard on soprano saxophone via gales of sound, unconventional harmony and ample technical feats.
Hang on to your comb-over because the theatrical Trump storm is now approaching gale force.
A miner's son that drove a tank in World War II, Bob Paisley is initially hesitant when approached to succeed legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly, comparing the task to steering a boat in gale force winds.
The storm reached its highest wind gusts in St. Mary Parish and gale force winds battered the state for 12 hours.
Gales flattened houses, sank ships, and uprooted innumerable urban trees; one storm felled thirty-six trees in St. James’s Park alone.
In Broomfield, winds hit 68 mph, and Boulder saw a gale of 63 mph.
The system was also expected to generate gale-force winds along the coast Sunday.
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Origin and Etymology of gale
of obscure origin
First Known Use: circa 1547See Words from the same year
Definition of Gale
Zona 1874–1938 American novelist
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
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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