[nawrth-ee-ster; Nautical nawr-ee-ster]


New England and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the northeast.
Meteorology. northeast storm.

Origin of northeaster

First recorded in 1765–75; northeast + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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