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southeaster

[ south-ee-ster; Nautical sou-ee-ster ]

noun

  1. a wind or storm from the southeast.


southeaster

/ ˌsaʊˈiːstə; ˌsaʊθˈiːstə /

noun

  1. a strong wind or storm from the southeast


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Word History and Origins

Origin of southeaster1

First recorded in 1830–40; southeast + -er 1
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Example Sentences

The ship careened, a stiff southeaster heeling her to starboard.

"A nasty southeaster," said Doctor Wilhelm, passing by beside the tall figure of the first mate.

In six days we had two stiff blows, and, in addition, one proper southwester and one rip-snorting southeaster.

He had an ugly trip down the coast: lost his deck load and three men overboard in a southeaster off Nantucket Shoals.

Many a time had Captain Bean weathered Hatteras in a southeaster, but never had he met such a storm of feminine fury as this.

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