Meaning of Beaufort scale
Pronunciation: (bō'furt), [key]
— (no longer in technical use)
- 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.
- a scale of the states of sea created by winds of these various forces up to and including force 10.
- Beaufort scale (Thesaurus)