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windstorm

[wind-stawrm] /ˈwɪndˌstɔrm/
noun
1.
a storm with heavy wind but little or no precipitation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see wind1, storm
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British Dictionary definitions for wind-storm

windstorm

/ˈwɪndˌstɔːm/
noun
1.
a storm consisting of violent winds
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wind-storm in Science
windstorm
  (wĭnd'stôrm')   
A storm with high winds or violent gusts but little or no rain. Winds with speeds up to 241 km (149 mi) per hour have been recorded during windstorms. See also tornado.
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Encyclopedia Article for wind-storm

windstorm

a wind that is strong enough to cause at least light damage to trees and buildings and may or may not be accompanied by precipitation. Wind speeds during a windstorm typically exceed 55 km (34 miles) per hour. Wind damage can be attributed to gusts (short bursts of high-speed winds) or longer periods of stronger sustained winds. Although tornadoes and tropical cyclones also produce wind damage, they are usually classified separately

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