[nawrth-ee-ster; Nautical nawr-ee-ster]
Origin of northeaster
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The northeaster did not disturb them seriously, for they were in camp with plenty to eat.The Island of Yellow Sands
E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
A northeaster in one place may be an easter, a norther, or a souther in some other locality.Locusts and Wild Honey
The measured mile was soon reached, and then in the teeth of the northeaster she tore through the water.
A winter midnight was on the woods, while a northeaster smote the coast, a dozen miles away, with the million sledges of the surf.
It is only when the northeaster soughs in the eaves and brings him leisure that he drops into narrative.
- a strong wind or storm from the northeast
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