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English definition of “the Beaufort scale”

the Beaufort scale

noun [S]     /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 )Wind and windsStormy weather
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