Beaufort's scale

Beau´fort's scale`

1.(Meteor.) A scale of wind force devised by Sir F. Beaufort, R. N., in 1805, in which the force is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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