Chiefly Texas and Oklahoma. a cold gale from the north, formed during the winter by a vigorous outbreak of continental polar air behind a cold front.
a wind or storm from the north.
- Also Northerner .
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How to use norther in a sentence
On one occasion a "norther" came up, and for several days the seamen could (p. 670) not get back to their ships.The Naval History of the United States | Willis J. Abbot.
The cuts made good wind-breaks, and whenever there was a norther they were chuck full of cattle.The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
Soon after the commencement of the siege, a "norther" prevailed, which rendered it impossible to land heavy ordnance.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
A fierce norther was blowing, and the harbor was filled with shipping that could not bear up against such a tornado.Mexico and its Religion | Robert A. Wilson
On the third day of our march, a severe snow-storm set in, accompanied by a fierce north wind—a genuine "norther."American Big-Game Hunting | Various
British Dictionary definitions for norther
mainly Southern US a wind or storm from the north
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