hailstorm hailstorm  /ˈheɪl ˌstɔrm/


  • (n) a storm during which hail falls


  1. For 20 minutes, the crowd must have felt strapped in their seats, bearing up to a hailstorm of humiliation.
  2. From the hailstorm of allegations that has clattered down on Dodd for nearly 16 months, the committee selected just four stones to hurl at him.
  3. No, but the hailstorm was terrific, gasped the flamboyant matador as his six-seater Piper Aztec landed at Crdoba airport after passing through gusts at 10,000 ft.


  1. Residents fear new storm damage as season rolls on

    As weekend thunderstorms dropped small hail in scattered pockets across the city, some Amarillo residents faced the possibility of fresh damage to roofs and vehicles that already were victims of the May 28 hailstorm.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  2. Homeowners navigate complex repair world

    The June 21, 2004, hailstorm caused more than $175 million in damages across the city, and All Pro Roofing Inc. co-owner Mark Baird echoed recent reports the May 28 storm will cost significantly more.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  3. Quick hailstorm crosses Pueblo

    A brief hailstorm producing pea-size hail burst through town Saturday evening at about 6 p.m.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain


  1. "It was pretty friendly conditions out there -- not very much wind and the greens are holding well after the morning rain and hailstorm," Edfors said. "You need to take advantage of that because this course can turn really nasty with a bit of...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Johan Edfors Source: USA Today

  2. "The hailstorm had a terrible impact on the community of Blacktown and the surrounding areas, with the Insurance Council reporting more than 58,000 claims have been lodged for homes and cars," NSW Premier Morris Iemma said today. "The...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Morris Iemma Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "If there was grumbling about bailing out General Motors, imagine the hailstorm about raising taxes to save newspapers," Jeff Jarvis, a professor at City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, wrote in an op ed piece for the New...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Jeff Jarvis Source: The New American

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