strong breeze


Definition of strong breeze

: wind having a speed of 25 to 31 miles (40 to 50 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort Scale Table

Examples of strong breeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a strong breeze had picked up, and the rangers in charge declared the 1,000-foot ascent unsafe. Washington Post, "The last climb up Australia’s majestic Uluru," 25 Oct. 2019 With the Twins ahead 6-4 in the seventh, Schoop lofted Jose Cisnero’s slider to deep left, and a strong breeze pushed the ball into the Tigers bullpen. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Schoop hits Twins’ 300th homer in 10-4 win over Tigers," 26 Sep. 2019 There was a blue sky and dark clouds, a strong breeze and a stiff wind, shadows and showers, all within an hour's time. Doug Ferguson,, "British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show," 18 July 2019 By noon on Friday, a wall of darkening clouds had nudged aside the bright morning sunlight, delivering an increasingly strong breeze and the first light drops of rain. New York Times, "Katrina on Its Mind, New Orleans Keeps an Anxious Eye on Tropical Storm Barry," 12 July 2019 That’s leadership that could be knocked over by a strong breeze — and routinely is. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Wrong Bogeymen," 19 June 2019 The new skyscrapers can also create wind tunnels, allowing strong breezes to bounce off their facades and gain strength. ... Konrad Putzier, WSJ, "At New York’s Hudson Yards, Everyone Feels Colder," 5 May 2019 The stench of rotting corpses hung in the air despite a strong breeze as a dozen soldiers took delivery of another batch of body bags Tuesday and carefully placed them in a hilltop grave. Ben Otto, WSJ, "‘Buried in Mud’: Death Hangs Over Palu After Indonesia Quake, Tsunami," 2 Oct. 2018 Add in a strong breeze, and there’s something of a wind chill after a nice warm day. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Warm and pleasant before some gusty showers late today, then cooler tonight and tomorrow," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of strong breeze

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Strong breeze.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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