- a full-rigged ship built in New England in the late 19th century, usually of wood and relatively fast.
- a native or inhabitant of Maine.
- a native or inhabitant of New England.
- Canadian. a native or resident of the Maritime Provinces.
Origin of down-easter
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Examples from the Web for down-easter
This person was a down-easter, and was well acquainted with the Johnstons and Wiscasset.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
"Guess you'll pay me two dollars," said the down-easter, quietly.
A down-easter strutted about the city one day, puffing at a cigar.
The third youth was long and lank and talked with a nasal drawl and a manner of speech that proclaimed him a down-easter.Frank Merriwell's Backers
Burt L. Standish
He was a specimen of the Southerner possessing salient points, and was a study for the Down-Easter.The Memories of Fifty Years
William H. Sparks