levanter

[ li-van-ter ]
/ lɪˈvæn tər /

noun

a strong easterly wind in the Mediterranean.

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Origin of levanter

First recorded in 1620–30; Levant + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for levanter (1 of 2)

levanter1
/ (lɪˈvæntə) /

noun (sometimes capital)

an easterly wind in the W Mediterranean area, esp in the late summer
an inhabitant of the Levant

British Dictionary definitions for levanter (2 of 2)

levanter2
/ (lɪˈvæntə) /

noun

British a person who bolts or absconds
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