[ doun-ee-ster ]

  1. a full-rigged ship built in New England in the late 19th century, usually of wood and relatively fast.

  2. a native or inhabitant of Maine.

  1. a native or inhabitant of New England.

  2. Canadian. a native or resident of the Atlantic Provinces.

Origin of down-easter

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

Words Nearby down-easter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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