a line or extended narrow region within which squalls or thunderstorms occur, often several hundred miles long.
a narrow zone along a cold front along which squalls occur See also line squall
A line of sudden, sometimes violent thunderstorms that develop on the leading edge of a cold front. Squall lines can form up to 80 to 240 km (50 to 149 mi) in front of an advancing cold front and can be more than 160 km (99 mi) long. The thunderstorms of a squall line can produce severe weather conditions, such as hail and rain accompanied by winds of over 96 km (60 mi) per hour; they are also associated with tornadoes, especially in spring and early summer.
adjective, squallier, squalliest. 1. characterized by squalls. 2. stormy; threatening.
noun 1. the condition of being squalid; filth and misery. noun 1. the condition or quality of being squalid; disgusting dirt and filth
1. variant of squamo- before a vowel: squamation.
noun, plural squamae [skwey-mee] /ˈskweɪ mi/ (Show IPA) 1. a scale or scalelike part, as of epidermis or bone. noun (pl) -mae (-miː) 1. (biology) a scale or scalelike structure squama squa·ma (skwā’mə, skwä’-) n. pl. squa·mae (-mē’) A thin platelike mass, as of bone. A scale or scalelike structure. squa’mate’ (-māt’) adj.