hailstone

[heyl-stohn]
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Origin of hailstone

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hagolstān. See hail2, stone
Related formshail·stoned, adjective
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hailstone

noun
  1. a pellet of hail
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Word Origin and History for hailstone
n.

Old English hagolstan; see hail (n.) + stone (n.).

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