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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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 measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions.

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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

Etymologies

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

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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