- a strong easterly wind in the Mediterranean.
Origin of levanter
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Examples from the Web for levanter
And that was the Levanter of to-day, Euraquilo, they call it—hell let loose.The Wind Bloweth</p>
Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
From March 26th, we have had nothing like a Levanter, except for the French fleet.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)
A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
It was the beginning of a 'Levanter,' and scarcely ruffled the surface as it swept along.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
A regular Levanter had now come on, and the vessel pitched and tossed to a very considerable degree.The Bible in Spain
I think it is a good thing to have drawn them this way, as I trust the first Levanter will bring us ships from the Mediterranean.
- an easterly wind in the W Mediterranean area, esp in the late summer
- an inhabitant of the Levant
- British a person who bolts or absconds
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