near gale


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near gale

n.
A wind with a speed from 28 to 33 knots (32 to 38 miles per hour; 52 to 61 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale. Also called moderate gale.
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near gale

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a wind of force seven on the Beaufort scale or from 32–38 mph
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Noun1.near gale - wind moving 32-38 knotsnear 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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