moderate gale


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moderate gale

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moderate gale

n
(Physical Geography) a gale of force seven on the Beaufort scale, capable of swaying trees
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Noun1.moderate gale - wind moving 32-38 knotsmoderate gale - wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale
gale - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
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I speak of the famous bridge of boats which Xerxes ordered to be built over the narrowest part of the Hellespont (where it is only two or three miles wide.) A moderate gale destroyed the flimsy structure, and the King, thinking that to publicly rebuke the contractors might have a good effect on the next set, called them out before the army and had them beheaded.
As Fritz, Paul and Andy approached the scene, the winds picked up to force seven - meaning a moderate gale with winds up to 38mph and waves up to 19ft.
At 6 p.m., the temperature had dropped to 66F (19C) and winds had fallen to a sustained level of 56 kph (35 mph), which is called a moderate gale.