Complete Definition of "squall"

English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËl|-ÉËl

Noun
en-noun

  1. A squall line, multicell line, or part of a squall line.
  2. A sudden storm, as found in a squall line. Often a nautical usage.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To cry or wail loudly.

#*1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island|Treasure Island
#*: Squalling was the word for it, Pew's anger rose so high at these objections; till at last, his passion completely taking the upper hand, he struck at them right and left in his blindness, and his stick sounded heavily on more than one.
#* 1916: w:Jack London|Jack London, The Red One
#*: Squalling like an infuriated cat, the shadow crashed down
#* 1998: w:Anne McCafferey?|Anne McCafferey?, Masterharper of Pern
#*: she wrapped the squalling, wriggling baby tightly into the fine cotton sheet

Translations
Dutch: windstoot m
Finnish: rääkyä, parkua

Derived terms
squaller
squally

Category:Weather

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Revision and Credits for"squall"
  • 2007-11-01 22:52 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/71.113.166.203|71.113.166.203]] ([[User_talk:71.113.166.203|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:AugPi|AugPi]]

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