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flaw

1
Law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding

flaw

2
a. a sudden short gust of wind; squall
b. a spell of bad, esp windy, weather
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flaw

[flȯ]
(materials)
A discontinuity in a material beyond acceptable established limits.
(meteorology)
An English nautical term for a sudden gust or squall of wind.
(mineralogy)
A faulty part of a gemstone, such as a crack, visible imperfect crystallization, or internal twinning or cleavage.
(oceanography)
The seaward edge of fast ice.
A shore lead just outside fast ice.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.