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From Middle English hailston, haylestone, hawleston, from Old English hagolstān (hailstone), from Proto-Germanic *haglastainaz, equivalent to hail +‎ stone. Cognate with Dutch hagelsteen (hailstone), German Hagelstein (hailstone), Icelandic haglsteinn (hailstone).

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hailstone (plural hailstones)

  1. A single ball of hail, or solid precipitation

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