- 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.
Origin of norther
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Examples from the Web for norther
It looks some as if we might catch a norther by way of variety.
The mistake I made was in driving the mules after the "norther" commenced.The Prairie Traveler
When it came to an end, all vanished together—the norther had exhausted its strength.The War Trail
This was said to be the most violent Norther that had visited Vera Cruz in a century.Mexico and its Religion
Robert A. Wilson
They quite comprehend the position in which the norther has placed them.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
- mainly Southern US a wind or storm from the north
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