whole gale

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whole gale was in 1798

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“Whole gale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20gale. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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