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

  • n. A wind with a speed of from 4 to 7 miles (6 to 11 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale


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