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hailstorm

[heyl-stawrm] /ˈheɪlˌstɔrm/
noun
1.
a storm with hail.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; hail2 + storm
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Examples from the web for hailstorm
  • If photons weren't so light, you'd be shredded by a photon hailstorm every time you lazed under a sunbeam.
  • His fatigue was so severe that he had slept through a driving hailstorm.
  • If a hailstorm starts, surely instead of remonstrating with it, you try to take shelter.
  • Damage to windows and a roof from a violent hailstorm.
British Dictionary definitions for hailstorm

hailstorm

/ˈheɪlˌstɔːm/
noun
1.
a storm during which hail falls
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Word Origin and History for hailstorm
n.

1690s, from hail (n.) + storm (n.).

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