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northwester

[ nawrth-wes-ter; Nautical nawr-wes-ter ]
/ ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər /
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noun
New England and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the northwest.
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Also nor'wester.

Origin of northwester

First recorded in 1725–35; northwest + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for northwester

northwester
/ (ˌnɔːθˈwɛstə, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstə) /

noun
a strong wind or storm from the northwest
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