2. Typically an amount of small objects or words that are thrown forcefully: There was a hail or a pelting of pebbles as the mountains were shaken by the earthquake.
Manfred received a hail or an outcry of criticism because of his political position.
Ryan's uncle, who is a farmer, was feeling less than hale after being hit on the head by so much hail during a hail storm while he was plowing in the field.
It has a diameter of approximately 40 kilometers or 25 miles and an extensive gas coma. Hale-Bopp has three tails: one consisting of dust particles, one of charged particles, and a third of sodium particles.
Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered in July, 1995, by two amateur U.S. astronomers, Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp.