[ ahrcht-skwawl ]
/ ˈɑrtʃt ˈskwɔl /
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a potentially violent squall in which storm clouds appear as a well-developed arch rising above the horizon: The afternoon’s calm at sea had been ushered in by a treacherous arched squall, which had us scrambling to our sails in a hurry.
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Origin of arched squall
First recorded in 1810–15
Words nearby arched squall
archdukedom, arche-, Archean, archebanc, arched, arched squall, arched truss, archegoniophore, archegonium, archencephalon, archenemy
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How to use arched squall in a sentence
If it be night, the increased luminosity of the sea may be the warning of the arched squall.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives|H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy