windstorm

[ wind-stawrm ]
/ ˈwɪndˌstɔrm /

noun

a storm with heavy wind but little or no precipitation.

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Origin of windstorm

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wind1, storm
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British Dictionary definitions for windstorm

windstorm
/ (ˈwɪndˌstɔːm) /

noun

a storm consisting of violent winds
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Scientific definitions for windstorm

windstorm
[ wĭndstôrm′ ]

A storm with high winds or violent gusts but little or no rain. Winds with speeds up to 241 km (149 mi) per hour have been recorded during windstorms. See also tornado.
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