whole gale


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whole gale

[′hōl ′gāl]
(meteorology)
In storm-warning terminology, a wind of 48 to 63 knots (55 to 72 miles, or 89 to 133 kilometers, per hour).
In the Beaufort wind scale, a wind whose speed is from 48 to 55 knots (55 to 63 miles, or 89 to 102 kilometers, per hour).