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northeaster

[nawrth-ee-ster; Nautical nawr-ee-ster] /ˌnɔrθˈi stər; Nautical ˌnɔrˈi stər/
noun
1.
New England and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the northeast.
2.
Meteorology. northeast storm.
Also, nor'easter.
Origin of northeaster
1765-1775
1765-75; northeast + -er1
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northeaster

/ˌnɔːθˈiːstə; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstə/
noun
1.
a strong wind or storm from the northeast
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Word Origin and History for north-easter
n.

sometimes nor'easter, "wind blowing from the northeast," 1794, from northeast.

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