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English definition of “hail”


noun     /heɪl/
[U] small , hard pieces of frozen rain that fall from the sky Snow and iceCold
a hail of bullets/stones/bottles, etc a lot of bullets / stones / bottles , etc that are fired or thrown at the same time Large in number or quantity
(Definition of hail noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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