from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An outburst of wind, rain, or tears; specifically, nautical, a gust of wind and rain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A gust of wind and rain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A gust of wind and rain.


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