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moderate gale

noun

  1. a wind of 32–38 miles per hour (14–17 meters per second).


moderate gale

noun

  1. a gale of force seven on the Beaufort scale, capable of swaying trees


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Word History and Origins

Origin of moderate gale1

First recorded in 1695–1705

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Example Sentences

The wind hardened during the dark hours, and was blowing a moderate gale from the south-west at sunrise.

Her masts and spars, too, were much wounded, and it became a question how she would be able to weather even a moderate gale.

By ten o'clock the wind had risen to the strength of a more than moderate gale, and the sea in proportion.

When it had moved eastward and the hot sun reappeared, wind followed, a moderate gale.

IT was blowing a moderate gale, and the Aurania, steaming at full speed into it, rolled viciously.

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