Definitions

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  • n. An instrument with a rod, supposed to avert the occurrence of hailstorms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument to avert the occurrence of hailstorms. See paragrêle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus intended to prevent the occurrence of hail-storms.

Etymologies

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Italian, from parare to parry + grandine hail.

Examples

  • [Footnote: The paragrandine, or, as it is called in French, the paragrele, is a species of conductor by which it has been hoped to protect the harvests in countries particularly exposed to damage by hail.

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  • All hail.

    October 12, 2014