What does the word squall mean?

Usage examples for squall

  1. Their shrill treble accents remind one of a baby's squall. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  2. As for Guinea, here, the chap makes fair weather with you, blow high or blow low, whereas it is no hard matter to get up a squall between us, as might be seen in that small affair about the boat;"- " Say no more of it," interrupted Wilder, whose feelings appeared sensibly touched, as his recollections ran over long- past and bitterly- remembered scenes: " You know that little else than death can part us, unless indeed you choose to quit me now. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. The pilot thought we were gone, and the captain had a boat cleared, when a lucky squall came to our rescue. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang