levanter

[li-van-ter]

Origin of levanter

First recorded in 1620–30; Levant + -er1
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levanter

1
noun (sometimes capital)
  1. an easterly wind in the W Mediterranean area, esp in the late summer
  2. an inhabitant of the Levant

levanter

2
noun
  1. British a person who bolts or absconds
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