whole gale

noun

Definition of whole gale

  1. :  wind having a speed of 55 to 63 miles (88 to 102 kilometers) per hour — see beaufort scale table

1798

First Known Use of whole gale

1798

Learn More about whole gale


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up whole gale? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!