/ (ˌnɔːθˈiːstə, nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstə) /

  1. a strong wind or storm from the northeast

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How to use northeaster in a sentence

  • It was a cheerless morning, the sky being heavy and of slaty hue, whilst a brisk north-easter blew cold off the water.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • 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.

  • It was a cold and inclement spring, a blast of Kingsley's much belauded "north-easter," to which he succumbed.

  • Captain Armytage was correct in his prediction: before midnight a fierce north-easter was raging on the sea.

    Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • Captain Moore followed them to the door, and shivered as he inhaled the north-easter.

    Aunt Phillis's Cabin | Mary H. Eastman