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- noun A scale of wind force ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane), corresponding with the velocity of wind at a set distance above ground or sea level.
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- noun nautical An
empirical measurefor the intensityof the windbased mainly on the state of the seaor waveconditions.
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- noun an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
- noun a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind
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After Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), British naval officer.
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Created by Irish hydrographer and British navy officer Francis Beaufort in 1806.
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