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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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(Physical Geography) meteorol a wind of force seven on the Beaufort scale or from 32–38 mph
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|Noun||1.||near 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
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