levanter

[ li-van-ter ]
/ lɪˈvæn tər /
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noun

a strong easterly wind in the Mediterranean.

Nearby words

  1. levalloisian,
  2. levant,
  3. levant dollar,
  4. levant storax,
  5. levant wormseed,
  6. levantine,
  7. levari facias,
  8. levarterenol,
  9. levator,
  10. levee

Origin of levanter

First recorded in 1620–30; Levant + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for levanter

levanter

1
/ (lɪˈvæntə) /

noun (sometimes capital)

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

noun

British a person who bolts or absconds
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