from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by gusts of wind.
- adj. Informal Marked by commotion or disturbance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characterized by squalls, or sudden violent bursts of wind; gusty.
- adj. Producing or characteristic of loud wails.
- adj. Interrupted by unproductive spots, as a field of turnips or grain.
- adj. Not equally good throughout; not uniform; uneven; faulty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and violent gusts of wind; gusty.
- adj. Interrupted by unproductive spots; -- said of a field of turnips or grain.
- adj. Not equally good throughout; not uniform; uneven; faulty; -- said of cloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and violent gusts of wind: as, squally weather.
- Threatening; ominous: as, things began to look squally.
- Having unproductive spots interspersed throughout: said of a field of turnips or corn.
- Badly woven: showing knots in the thread or irregularities in the weaving: said of a textile fabric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by short periods of noisy commotion
- adj. characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain
From squall + -y; from 1719. (Wiktionary)