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the Beaufort scale

noun [S] uk   /ˈbəʊ.fətˌskeɪl/ us    /ˈboʊ.fɚt-/ specialized
a fixed set of numbers used for measuring and comparing wind speeds, from 0 (for calm) to 12 (for hurricane)
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