hailstone


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hailstone

a pellet of hail

hailstone

[′hāl‚stōn]
(meteorology)
A single unit of hail, ranging in size from that of a pea to that of a grapefruit, or from less than ¼ inch (6 millimeters) to more than 5 inches (13 centimeters) diameter; may be spheroidal, conical, or generally irregular in shape.
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Tony Fabry, 46, who runs the town's post office, said: "The main problem was the hailstones.
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NThe largest documented hailstone fell in Kansas in 1970.
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