Meaning of SQUALL in English

SQUALL

I. ˈskwȯl verb

Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skval useless chatter

Date: circa 1631

intransitive verb

: to cry out raucously : scream

transitive verb

: to utter in a strident voice

• squall·er noun

II. noun

Date: 1709

: a raucous cry

III. noun

Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skval rushing water

Date: 1699

1. : a sudden violent wind often with rain or snow

2. : a short-lived commotion

IV. intransitive verb

Date: circa 1890

: to blow a squall

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.