wind shake

noun

: a shake in timber attributed to high winds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Baton Rouge, which was devastated by floods in 2016, was similarly quiet Saturday, with puddles left from overnight rains, wind shaking the trees and only a few cars and trucks on thoroughfare Interstate 10. Fox News, 13 July 2019 Baton Rouge, which was devastated by floods in 2016 , was similarly quiet Saturday, with puddles left from overnight rains, wind shaking the trees and only a few cars and trucks on thoroughfare Interstate 10. Janet Mcconnaughey, chicagotribune.com, 12 July 2019 There was nothing there—just the coyotes howling and the wind shaking the nearby bushes. The Atlantic, 17 May 2018 When storm clouds gather or wind shakes the trailer, his heart rate spikes and his thoughts return to those desolate hours in the closet last August. Martin Kuz, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Apr. 2018 Attendees inside Olympic Park, the host to all ice events and outdoor performances at the Winter Games, were asked to move inside as winds shook the tents constructed to hold shops, concession stands and even media work rooms. USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wind shake was in 1545

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Cite this Entry

“Wind shake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20shake. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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