strong gale

noun

Definition of strong gale

: wind having a speed of 47 to 54 miles (75 to 87 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort Scale Table

Examples of strong gale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within an hour a strong gale picked up, and Captain Lawrence called hands to try to bring the ship about and away from shore, but the wind and rising tide were too much. OregonLive.com, "Watch Oregon's iconic shipwreck fall apart over time," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of strong gale

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Strong gale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strong%20gale. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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