wind shake


Definition of wind shake

: a shake in timber attributed to high winds

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There was nothing there—just the coyotes howling and the wind shaking the nearby bushes. The Atlantic, "Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?," 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, "After the hurricane, the storm within," 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, "2018 Winter Olympics: 16 people injured in Wednesday's winds," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wind shake

1545, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind shake was in 1545

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