hailstorm

[heyl-stawrm]

noun

a storm with hail.

Nearby words

  1. haile selassie i,
  2. hailey and hailey disease,
  3. hailing distance,
  4. hailsham of st marylebone,
  5. hailstone,
  6. hailwood,
  7. haimish,
  8. hain't,
  9. hainan,
  10. hainan strait

Origin of hailstorm

First recorded in 1675–85; hail2 + storm

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British Dictionary definitions for hailstorm

hailstorm

noun

a storm during which hail falls
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Word Origin and History for hailstorm

hailstorm

n.

1690s, from hail (n.) + storm (n.).

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