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gale warning

noun
1.
U.S. Meteorology. a National Weather Service warning of sustained winds at sea having speeds in the range 34–47 knots (39–54 mph, 17–24 m/sec).
Compare warning (def 3).
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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