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Definition of hail noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] small balls of ice that fall like rain We drove through hail and snow.
  2. 2[singular] a hail of something a large number or amount of something that is aimed at someone in order to harm them a hail of arrows/bullets a hail of abuse
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hail