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Beau'fort scale'

Pronunciation: (bō'furt), [key](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 various forces up to and including force 10.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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