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



BrE BrE//skwɔːl//
; NAmE NAmE//skwɔːl//
Snow and ice
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a sudden strong and violent wind, often with rain or snow during a storm A sudden vicious squall knocked her to the ground. We got caught in a sudden squall of rain. Wordfinderdownpour, drought, flash flood, monsoon, precipitation, puddle, rain, shelter, shower, squall See related entries: Snow and ice Word Originmid 17th cent.: probably an alteration of squeal, influenced by bawl.
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