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Beaufort scale

to measure wind velocity, developed 1806 by Francis Beaufort, Irish-born surveyor and hydrologist.

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Definitions of Beaufort scale from WordNet

Beaufort scale (n.)
an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane);
Synonyms: wind scale
Beaufort scale (n.)
a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind;
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