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white squall

noun, Nautical
1.
a whirlwind at sea or a violent disturbance of small radius not accompanied by clouds but indicated merely by whitecaps and turbulent water.
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  • Whether a storm is a white squall or not depends on the strength of the winds.
British Dictionary definitions for white squall

white squall

noun
1.
a violent highly localized weather disturbance at sea, in which the surface of the water is whipped to a white spray by the winds
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