The definition of a gale is a powerful wind, or a loud outburst of emotion.(noun)
See gale in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < Scand, as in Shetland Is. dial. galder, howling wind, OIce gal, a howling: for IE base see yell
Origin: ME gawel < OE gagel, akin to Ger gagel
See gale in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Middle English gail
Origin: , from Old English gagel.
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