[ doun-ee-ster ]
/ ˌdaʊnˈi stər /


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

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; down East + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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