- Squall is a sudden and violent wind or a storm that brings rain and wind with it.
A rainy, windy storm is an example of a squall.
squall definition by Webster's New World
- a brief, violent windstorm, usually with rain or snow
- Informal trouble or disturbance
Origin: ; from Scandinavian as in Swedish sqval, a sudden shower, downpour: for probably base see squall
Origin: ; from Old Norse skvala, to cry out, yell: see squeal
- squaller noun
squall definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skvala, to squeal.
- squallˈer noun
- A brief sudden violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow.
- Informal A brief commotion.
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin.
squall - Science Definition