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

Recent Examples of strong gale from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'strong gale.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of strong gale

circa 1867

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about strong gale


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up strong gale? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

one who attends or assists a leader

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!