rain squall

variants: or less commonly rainsquall \ ˈrān-​ˌskwȯl How to pronounce rainsquall (audio) \
plural rain squalls also rainsqualls

Definition of rain squall

: a sudden, brief, and intense storm of wind and rain : a squall accompanied by rain The weather was almost bad enough to have pleased Omar; we bucketed up and down and to and fro in the rain squalls.— Graham Greene

First Known Use of rain squall

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Rain squall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20squall. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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