Beau fort scale

Beau fort scale
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  • Beau|fort scale — «BOH fuhrt», a scale of wind velocities, ranging from 0 (calm) to 17 (hurricane), used in weather maps and other meteorological work. ╂[< Sir Francis Beaufort, 1774 1857, a British admiral, who devised it] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beaufort scale — Beau′fort scale′ [[t]ˈboʊ fərt[/t]] n. mer a scale for indicating the force or speed of wind, using numbers from 0 to 12 or sometimes 17 • Etymology: 1855–60; after Sir Francis Beaufort (1774–1857) …   From formal English to slang

  • Beaufort scale, the — Beau|fort scale, the [ boufərt ,skeıl ] a series of numbers from 0 to 12 that are used to show how strongly the wind is blowing. 0 means that there is no wind and 12 means that there is a HURRICANE (=a violent storm) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Beaufort's scale — Beau fort s scale (Meteor.) A scale of wind force devised by Sir F. Beaufort, R. N., in 1805, in which the force is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12. [1913 Webster] Note: The full scale is as follows: 0, calm; 1, light air; 2, light breeze; 3,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beaufortscale — Beau·fort scale (bōʹfərt) n. A scale of wind velocity ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane).   [After Sir Francis Beaufort (1774 1857), British naval officer.] * * * …   Universalium

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