a wind of 47–54 miles per hour (21–24 m/sec).
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Origin of strong gale
First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for strong gale
meteorol a strong wind of force nine on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 47–54 mph: capable of causing minor structural damage to buildings
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