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windstorm

[wind-stawrm] /ˈwɪndˌstɔrm/
noun
1.
a storm with heavy wind but little or no precipitation.
Origin of windstorm
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see wind1, storm
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Examples from the web for windstorm
  • What differentiates a blizzard from a mere windstorm is the drifting snow.
  • We might have a better chance of detecting a fart in a windstorm.
British Dictionary definitions for windstorm

windstorm

/ˈwɪndˌstɔːm/
noun
1.
a storm consisting of violent winds
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windstorm 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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