Definition of hailstorm
: a storm accompanied by hail
Recent Examples of hailstorm from the Web
How bad have 2017's pop-up thunderstorms, microbursts and hailstorms been?
The weather for the greater part of the trip was hot and arid, except for a hailstorm and lightning.
Boston saw a deluge of hailstorms on Tuesday which caught the attention of numerous people who took out cellphones to document the extreme weather conditions.
A hailstorm in an empty field won't cost anyone anything, but one in a city definitely will.
Aquarius's drumming hammers and spatters like a hailstorm, and the deranged buzzsaw of Koreman's distorted noise swirls, yaws, and lunges like a howling wind trying to tear the windows out of your house.
The ferocious hailstorm that battered the Denver area earlier this month, pummeling cars and houses, may end up as the costliest ever recorded in Colorado, insurance officials said.
The hailstorm that pounded west metro Denver with golf ball- and baseball-sized stones on May 8 will rank as the most expensive catastrophe in state history, according to estimates Tuesday from the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.
Expensive hail: Word is that the big Denver-area hailstorm earlier this month caused over $1 billion in damage.
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First Known Use of hailstorm
HAILSTORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hailstorm for English Language Learners
: a storm that produces hail
HAILSTORM Defined for Kids
Definition of hailstorm for Students
: a storm that brings hail
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