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  1. gale
    IPA[ɡāl]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: gale, plural noun: gales

    • noun

      a very strong wind:

      (on the Beaufort scale) a wind of force 8 (34–40 knots or 63–74 km/h).

    • noun

      a deciduous shrub of boggy places, with short upright catkins and aromatic gray-green leaves. It has insecticidal properties.
    • noun

      a wind of force 9 on the Beaufort scale (41–47 knots or 47–54 mph).
    • noun

      a wind of force 7 on the Beaufort scale (32–38 miles per hour, or 28–33 knots).
    • (born 1943), US football player; full name Gale Eugene Sayers. Named rookie of the year in 1965, he went on to break touchdown records during his playing career 1965–71 with the Chicago Bears. Football Hall of Fame (1977).
    • noun

      a wind of force 8 on the Beaufort scale (34-40 knots or 39-46 mph).
    • noun

      another term for moderate gale
    • noun

      another term for bog myrtle
    • noun

      an official notification of the approach of gale-force winds at sea or in coastal regions:
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