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whole gale

noun, Meteorology
1.
a wind of 55–63 miles per hour (24–28 m/sec).
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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British Dictionary definitions for whole-gale

whole gale

noun
1.
a wind of force ten on the Beaufort scale
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