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norther

[nawr-th er]
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noun
  1. Chiefly Texas and Oklahoma. a cold gale from the north, formed during the winter by a vigorous outbreak of continental polar air behind a cold front.
  2. a wind or storm from the north.

Origin of norther

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; north + -er1
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Examples from the Web for norther

Historical Examples

  • It looks some as if we might catch a norther by way of variety.

    Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848

    Various

  • The mistake I made was in driving the mules after the "norther" commenced.

    The Prairie Traveler

    Randolph Marcy

  • When it came to an end, all vanished together—the norther had exhausted its strength.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • This was said to be the most violent Norther that had visited Vera Cruz in a century.

    Mexico and its Religion

    Robert A. Wilson

  • For with the norther still clouding the sky, it is almost dark as night.

    The Lone Ranche

    Captain Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for norther

norther

noun
  1. mainly Southern US a wind or storm from the north
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