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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A gusty southwest wind occurring chiefly in winter about the strait of Gibraltar.

Usage examples (22)
  • The Panay runs northward, and this of Alaguer toward the vendaval.
  • A short time after, a very violent vendaval struck and separated the boats.
  • Our convent is situated very far from it, on the shore, which is swept by the vendaval.
  • They pursue their course with the same vendaval, which brings them to the Ladrones Islands. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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