nor'wester

[ nawr-wes-ter ]
/ ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər /

noun

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Origin of nor'wester

1695–1705; nor(th)wester

Words nearby nor'wester

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Example sentences from the Web for nor'wester

  • Our hero's watch was over, and he came down and called for a "Nor-wester" as usual.

    Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat
  • Not that I think a man ought not to take a nor-wester or two, when he can get them.

    Peter Simple|Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for nor'wester

nor'wester
/ (ˌnɔːˈwɛstə) /

noun

a less common name for sou'wester
a drink of strong liquor
a strong northwest wind
NZ a hot dry wind from the Southern Alps

Word Origin for nor'wester

C18 (in the sense: storm from the northwest): a contraction of northwester
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