white squall

noun

: a sudden gust of wind or furious blow that is reputed to come up without being marked in its approach otherwise than by whitecaps or white broken water on the surface of the sea compare black squall

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white squall was circa 1771

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“White squall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20squall. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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