windstorm

noun
wind·​storm | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce windstorm (audio) \

Definition of windstorm

: a storm marked by high wind with little or no precipitation

Examples of windstorm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some areas in the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District (Langlade and Oconto counties) that were heavily damaged by a windstorm last July also remain closed. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus hasn't completely canceled summer in Wisconsin. Here are things you can do across the state," 18 June 2020 The planned blackouts, which occurred in multiple rounds that month, were designed to prevent power lines from igniting more dangerous blazes during dry windstorms. J.d. Morris, SFChronicle.com, "PG&E CEO Bill Johnson to retire in June as bankruptcy approaches its end," 22 Apr. 2020 In recent weeks, the company has intentionally shut off power to millions of people during windstorms to prevent wildfires, creating massive blackouts that have disrupted residents, businesses and local governments. Washington Post, "California bill seeks takeover of nation’s largest utility," 3 Feb. 2020 The third round of the AT&T National was played after a windstorm ripped through the area the previous night. Los Angeles Times, "A baseball or hockey game here, a golf tournament there: Events without fans are rare," 4 May 2020 All of that unfolded in about 72 hours, leaving many cyclists and runners feeling like they’d been put into a windstorm of competing claims. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "Inside the Controversial 6-Foot Social-Distancing Study," 17 Apr. 2020 If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. BostonGlobe.com, "The likelihood of power outages is expected to be higher because the trees still have leaves on them.," 1 Nov. 2019 If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. BostonGlobe.com, "The likelihood of power outages is expected to be higher because the trees still have leaves on them.," 1 Nov. 2019 No one camps in a desert to get a good night’s sleep — and ours felt more like trying to rest on a pile of rubble during a windstorm. Danielle Pergament, New York Times, "‘Do Not Touch the Flowers!’ One Family’s Eco-Adventure in the American Southwest," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of windstorm

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2020

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“Windstorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/windstorm. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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windstorm

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How to pronounce windstorm (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of windstorm

: a storm that has very strong winds and usually very little rain or snow

windstorm

noun
wind·​storm | \ ˈwind-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce windstorm (audio) \

Kids Definition of windstorm

: a storm with strong wind and little or no rain

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