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strong gale

noun, Meteorology
1.
a wind of 47–54 miles per hour (21–24 m/sec).
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for strong gale

strong gale

noun
1.
(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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