- a wind or storm coming from the west.
Origin of wester1
- (of heavenly bodies) to move or tend westward.
- to shift or veer toward the west.
Origin of wester2
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Examples from the Web for wester
"Here you, waken up," commanded the Nor'-Wester, kicking him and shaking him roughly.
"Do—with—him," slowly repeated the Nor'-Wester in a low, vibrating voice.
Here comes another with a sou'-wester and a bombazine cloak.Moby Dick; or The Whale
"That's our best bet, unless it's a nor'wester," she agreed.El Diablo
It is only very occasionally in the winter that a nor'-wester blows into it.Fishing in British Columbia
Thomas Wilson Lambert
- (intr) (of the sun, moon, or a star) to move or appear to move towards the west
- a strong wind or storm from the west
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