Gale - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡeɪl|  American pronunciation of the word gale
Brit.  |ɡeɪl|  British pronunciation of the word gale

noun

- a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale

Examples

The boat was damaged in a strong gale.

The winds approached gale force.

The audience erupted in gales of laughter.

My almond tree lies prone across the court, blown down by a gale.

Outside, the weather was blowing a gale.

They rode out the gale.

the ship made little headway against the gale

That gale could set in on us with the next high tide

it was destroyed by the strength of the gale

Word forms

noun
singular: gale
plural: gales
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