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.

Nearby words

  1. northwest indian confederation,
  2. northwest ordinance,
  3. northwest passage,
  4. northwest territories,
  5. northwest territory,
  6. northwesterly,
  7. northwestern,
  8. northwesterner,
  9. northwestward,
  10. northwestwards


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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