Definition of “the Beaufort scale” - English Dictionary

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“the Beaufort scale” in British English

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the Beaufort scalenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈbəʊ.fət ˌskeɪl/ us /ˈboʊ.fɚt ˌskeɪl/ specialized

a fixed set of numbers used for measuring and comparing wind speeds, from 0 (for calm) to 12 (for hurricane)

(Definition of “the Beaufort scale” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)