whole gale

noun

Definition of whole gale

: wind having a speed of 55 to 63 miles (88 to 102 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort Scale Table

First Known Use of whole gale

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Whole gale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20gale. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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