white squall

noun

Definition of white squall

: 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

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First Known Use of white squall

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

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“White squall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20squall. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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