Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A squall accompanied by rain.

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Examples

  • Then as you pull out and back, the wave breaks five yards further, and you are drenched by the breaking crest blown up and back by the wind turning it into a rainsquall and the sunlight creates a hundred rainbows in the drops ... just for you.

    Michael Jones: Surfing Lee Street Beach

  • The last act involves a boat, the biggest rainsquall this side of The Day After Tomorrow, and Mr. De Niro speaking in tongues as he drifts off to a soggy demise.

    Single Person's Movie: Cape Fear

  • The only problem was that most of the beach had been wrecked by a freak rainsquall that ripped through the area earlier that day.

    Creative Couplings

  • A thick rainsquall came up, and rendered it impossible for the rear gunboats to know whither the Confederate flotilla had fled.

    Hero Tales from American History

  • The last act involves a boat, the biggest rainsquall this side of

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