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Definition of Squall

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shout, scream; blow suddenly and powerfully
sudden powerful storm accompanied by heavy snow or rain; scream, shout
Squall Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To cry out; to scream or cry violently, as a woman frightened, or a child in anger or distress; as, the infant squalled.
A sudden violent gust of wind often attended with rain or snow.
A loud scream; a harsh cry.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\squall\, n. a loud scream; a harsh cry. there oft are heard the notes of infant woe, - the short, thick sob, loud scream, and shriller squall.
\squall\ (?), n. [cf. sw. sqval an impetuous running of water, sqvalregn a violent shower of rain, sqala to stream, to gush.] a sudden violent gust of wind often attended with rain or snow. the gray skirts of a lifting squall.

  similar words(4) 

 thick squall 
 white squall 
 black squall 
 line squall 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwthwynt = n. a squall
WordNet 2.0

1. sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
(hypernym) wind, air current, current of air
(hyponym) line squall

1. make high-pitched, whiney noises
(synonym) waul, wawl
(hypernym) howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl
2. utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
(synonym) shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo
(hypernym) utter, emit, let out, let loose
(hyponym) hollo
(verb-group) call
3. blow in a squall; "When it squalls, a prudent sailor reefs his sails"
(hypernym) blow
Squall Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of squalls, foretells disappointing business and unhappiness.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Squall Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A sudden onset of strong winds with speeds increasing to at least 16 knots (18 miles per hour) and sustained at 22 or more knots (25 miles per hour) for at least one minute. The intensity and duration is longer than that of a gust. It is reported as "SQ" in an observation and on the METAR.
Squall Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed that is usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. Squalls refer to an increase in the sustained winds over a short time interval, as there may be higher gusts during a squall event. They usually occur in a region of strong mid-level height falls, or mid-level tropospheric cooling, which force strong localized upward motions at the leading edge of the region of cooling, which then enhances local downward motions just in its wake.

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Squall Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
A strong wind with sudden onset and more gradual decline, lasting for several minutes. In U.S. observational practice, a squall is reported only if a wind speed of 16 knots (8.23 meters per second) or higher is sustained for at least 2 minutes.
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
A sudden, violent wind often accompanied by rain.
Squall Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.