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down-easter

[ doun-ee-ster ]
/ ˌdaʊnˈi stər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of down-easter

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; down East + -er1
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