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Squall (plural Squalls)
  1. A squall line, multicell line, or part of a squall line.
  2. A sudden storm, as found in a squall line. Often a nautical usage.


Squall (third-person singular simple present Squalls, present participle Squalling, simple past and past participle Squalled)

  1. To cry or wail loudly.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      Squalling was the word for it, Pew's anger rose so high at these objections; till at last, his passion completely taking the upper hand, he struck at them right and left in his blindness, and his stick sounded heavily on more than one.
    • 1916: Jack London, The Red One
      Squalling like an infuriated cat, the shadow crashed down
    • 1998: Anne McCafferey, Masterharper of Pern
      she wrapped the squalling, wriggling baby tightly into the fine cotton sheet


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  • Rhymes: -ɔːl




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