Definition of weal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//wiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//wiːl//
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a sore red mark on somebody’s skin where they have been hit His back was covered in weals and bruises. Word Originearly 19th cent.: variant of wale, influenced by obsolete wheal ‘suppurate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: weal