wind shake

noun

Definition of wind shake

: a shake in timber attributed to high winds

Examples of wind shake in a Sentence

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, "Barry makes landfall in Louisiana after weakening back to tropical storm," 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, "Millions in line of punishing rain from Tropical Storm Barry: ‘Stock up on water. Stock up food. Get ready for the storm — ride it out’," 12 July 2019 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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“Wind shake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20shake. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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