[nawrth-ee-ster; Nautical nawr-ee-ster]
Origin of northeaster
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Examples from the Web for north-easter
It was a north-easter, laden with dust, and a sense of frozen Siberian steppes.Robert Falconer
Captain Moore followed them to the door, and shivered as he inhaled the north-easter.Aunt Phillis's Cabin
Mary H. Eastman
It was a cold and inclement spring, a blast of Kingsley's much belauded "north-easter," to which he succumbed.Highways and Byways in London
Mrs. E. T. Cook.
A north-easter sprang up, and Glover's men could do nothing with the sloops and sail-boats.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn
Henry P. Johnston
When the winter frost has gone, when the spring north-easter is still, when the summer sun is high, it is indeed a sleepy land.
- a strong wind or storm from the northeast
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Word Origin and History for north-easter
sometimes nor'easter, "wind blowing from the northeast," 1794, from northeast.
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