- ['bəʊfət]noun a scale of wind speed ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane).OriginC19: named after Sir Francis Beaufort, the English admiral who devised it.
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Beaufort scale — [bō′fərt] n. [after Sir Francis Beaufort (1774 1857), Brit naval officer who devised the original scale (1806)] a scale of wind force and speed: see the Reference Supplement … English World dictionary
Beaufort scale — ► NOUN ▪ a scale of wind speed ranging from force 0 to force 12. ORIGIN named after the English admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774 1857) … English terms dictionary
Beaufort scale — to measure wind velocity, developed 1806 by Francis Beaufort (1774 1857), surveyor and hydrologist … Etymology dictionary
Beaufort scale — Force 12 at sea. The Beaufort Scale ( / … Wikipedia
Beaufort scale — /boh feuhrt/, (no longer in technical use) 1. a scale of wind forces, described by name and range of velocity, and classified as from force 0 to force 12, or, sometimes, to force 17. 2. a scale of the states of sea created by winds of these… … Universalium
Beaufort scale — an empirical scale, first devised by the British admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774 1857), for estimating wind speed by observing the effects of the wind. Using the scale, sailors can judge the wind velocity by observing the wind s effects on… … Dictionary of units of measurement
Beaufort scale — A set of descriptive terms of wind strength, evolved according to the effect of wind upon sailing craft and sea disturbance. Captain Beaufort devised the scale in 1806. The scale is depicted in the illustration. (See page 102) … Aviation 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 — noun Etymology: Sir Francis Beaufort Date: 1858 a scale in which the force of the wind is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12 … New Collegiate Dictionary
Beaufort scale — noun An empirical measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions. Syn: Beaufort wind force scale … Wiktionary