Definition of windstorm
: a storm marked by high wind with little or no precipitation
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The preschool's executive director first updated parents and staff about the playground damage that had occurred five days earlier when a fierce windstorm uprooted a large maple tree.
Amid a windstorm Sunday evening, thousands of people in Ada and Canyon counties lost power.
An effort is underway to save a handful of baby great blue herons that were knocked from their nests at March Point during an Anacortes-area windstorm last week.
A windstorm wiped out some oaks and firs, opening a hole in their forest shade.
A fierce windstorm caused by an extreme cold front killed 12 people here on Monday.
A hail and windstorm on Tuesday evening swept through Boise.
A late season Santa Ana windstorm will sweep through parts of East County and North County on Friday night and early Saturday, possibly downing trees and kicking up lots of dust.
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First Known Use of windstorm
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Definition of windstorm for English Language Learners
: a storm that has very strong winds and usually very little rain or snow
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Definition of windstorm for Students
: a storm with strong wind and little or no rain
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