rainsquall


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rainsquall

[′rān‚skwȯl]
(meteorology)
A squall associated with heavy convective clouds, frequently the cumulonimbus type; usually sets in shortly before the thunderstorm rain, blowing outward from the storm and generally lasting only a short time. Also known as thundersquall.
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Takeo launched another strike at the Americans, but found only rainsqualls and empty ocean.
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