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squall / skwôl/ • n. a sudden violent gust of wind or a localized storm, esp. one bringing rain, snow, or sleet: low clouds and squalls of driving rain. ∎  a loud cry: he emitted a short mournful squall. • v. [intr.] (of a baby or small child) cry noisily and continuously: Sarah was squalling in her crib. DERIVATIVES: squal·ly adj.

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squall cry out violently. XVII. prob. alt. of SQUEAL by assoc. with BAWL.
Hence perh. sb. sudden and violent gust of wind (and rain). XVIII.

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squall A short-lived weather condition with strong winds, which increase by at least 16 knots (30 km/hr). It may include thunder and heavy precipitation. See also line squall.

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squall Short-lived condition with strong winds, which increase by at least 16 knots (30 km/hr). It may include thunder and heavy precipitation. See also LINE SQUALLS.