[ south-ee-ster; Nautical sou-ee-ster ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈi stər; Nautical ˌsaʊˈi stər /


a wind or storm from the southeast.


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Origin of southeaster

First recorded in 1830–40; southeast + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for southeaster

/ (ˌsaʊθˈiːstə, nautical ˌsaʊˈiːstə) /


a strong wind or storm from the southeast
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