strong gale

noun Meteorology.
a wind of 47–54 miles per hour (21–24 m/sec).

Origin:
1795–1805

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strong gale
 
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meteorol a strong wind of force nine on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 47--54 mph: capable of causing minor structural damage to buildings

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There was a strong gale blowing from the south, and for a half hour it looked as if the fire had gotten beyond control.
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