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southwester

[ south-wes-ter; Nautical sou-wes-ter ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈwɛs tər; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər /
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noun

a wind, gale, or storm from the southwest.

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Origin of southwester

First recorded in 1825–35; southwest + -er1
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Example sentences from the Web for southwester

  • There's a nice southwester blowing now, and under the big lugsail we ought to overhaul the canoe before he does so.

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

    The Human Drift|Jack London
  • He was like a grampus when he set his teeth, and a southwester couldn't blow harder if he chose.

  • "It is the raw southwester that gets to the bone," replied Inspector Dickson.

British Dictionary definitions for southwester

southwester
/ (ˌsaʊθˈwɛstə, nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstə) /

noun

a strong wind or storm from the southwest
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