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 The sunken cabin belongs to the schooner-barge Frank W. Wheeler, which sank on September 29, 1885, after being downed by a strong gale. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Oct. 2021 The extratropical low is impacting the U.S. East Coast with strong gale-force winds. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Oct. 2021 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, 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of strong gale

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strong gale was circa 1867

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“Strong gale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strong%20gale. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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